Norfolk status Common and widespread. One of several very similar moths which can be difficult to separate. Woodland, grassland, heathland, scrub and fens. Rests by day on tree-trunks, prefering oak. Can be variable in size, dark markings on forewing often form shape of a cross. One of the earliest scopariine to appear.
Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1884. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats