Nationally scarce (Nb) inhabiting damp woodland and waste ground mainly in the south and south-east of England.
Adult moths active by day in afternoon sunshine.
First confirmed Norfolk record at Repps-with-Bastwick in 2014 (S. Wright, 18/07/14)
Victorian records are thoroughly confused and list as Sericoris fuligana 'Recorded by Stephens' with no locality, although Barrett notes: possibly in error for Penthina carbonana. Dbl (fuligana. Hub) [E. pullana]?
Barrett later notes that Wood's figure of fuligana which he records in Norfolk seems to represent Sericoris cespitana. [Celypha cespitana]
Historic distribution maps also show an unknown VC28 reference, although they show no reference for E. pullana!
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Recorded in 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2014.
Last Recorded in 2021.