This species is easily confused with A. propinquella and genital dissection is usually required for a definitive identification.
There is some variation, with f. rhodochrella, for example, having a darker head and thorax and more distinct wing markings (see photos).
Open ground, hillsides, waste ground and roadside verges where foodplant found.
Recorded in 46 (17%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 14 February to 20 November