Morley's Final Catalogue: Bred at Playford in April 1857 (Gr, Ent. Wk. Int. ii, 11; not in Nat.). Fifty larvae at Tuddenham (Entom. ii, 340) Fen, feeding on birch (Wrt, Suff. Inst. iv, 1870, 220) and pupae there in 1900 (Sparke); Brandon (Wrn). Uncommon and usually found singly elsewhere: Bentley (Ml), in Old Hall wood (Hkg) Blythburgh in 1936 (Gd); Beccles (Mr) and Oulton Broad (Trans ii, 297); rare at Lound (Paget), Fritton, Belton (Wiltshire).
Recent Status: Widespread and common.
Identification: Iron coloured wing markings render easy identification.
Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.
Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1857. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats