Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout England and Wales, less frequently, but increasingly, in the north. Widespread and fairly common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 27-31 mm. Can be confused with very faded examples of Green Carpet Colostygia pectinataria
. Larva feeds on Blackthorn and Hawthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.