Common in broad-leaved woodland, gardens, parks, calcareous grassland, heathland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-40 mm. Fairly easy to recognise from combination of thin, black, antemedian and postmedian lines, between which runs a dark-shaded median fascia; also five or six white costal dots; with little variation in the overall pattern. Larva feeds on Vetch, Broad-leaved Dock, Curled Dock, Ribwort Plantain and Greater Plantain.