Pink and yellow markings make this moth unmistakable. The amount of pink is variable, with the most numerous form f. auroraria having large yellow patches and margins. f. totatubra is nearly completely pink.
Flies from dusk and at dawn.
Pupates in plant debris on the ground.
Damp heaths, bogs, mosses, marshes, fens and wet grassland.
Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 1956
Recorded date range (Adult): 22 June to 14 August
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 July to 14 July