This species has a greyish-brown body with brown and grey patched wings and an orange mark on the inside of the hindwing. It is one of the largest moths regularly visiting gardens, although the second generation tends to be smaller than the first.
Pupates in loose soil.
Parks, gardens, woodland and riversides.
Recorded in 139 (51.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2023
Recorded date range (Adult): 12 April to 12 October
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 July to 09 October