Common in a wide range of habitats, including hedgerows, woodland, calcareous grassland, acid heathland, moorland, fens, sand-dunes and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-30 mm. An abundant species, which may be confused for superficially similar, but much scarcer species, such as Wood Carpet E. rivata
and Galium Carpet E. galiata
. Larva feeds on Cleavers, Lady's Bedstraw and Hedge Bedstraw, over-wintering as a pupa.