Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in saltmarshes in Kent, Essex and Suffolk. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 16-20 mm. Occurring in similar saltmarsh habitats as E. tripoliana, this species can be distinguished by its larger size and the almost unicolorous reddish or greyish tawny coloration of the forewing [Bradley]. Larva feeds within flowerheads of Sea Aster.