Forewing Length: 22-32mm
This large brown moth has two thin cream cross bars on the forewing. Only the males fly during the day. Their rapid flight is close to the ground as they search for females.
Single-brooded, late May to June.
Larval Food plants
Salad Burnet, Meadowsweet, Brambles, Heathers, Bilberry.
Downland, heathland, open common land and open woodland.
Widespread and sometimes common.