Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, hedgerows, fens and woodland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 50-60 mm. Unmistakable resting posture with forewing folded in on itself at the costa only shared by the much smaller Small Angle Shades Euplexia lucipara
. Larva polyphagous on a wide range of herbaceous and woody plants, including Stinging Nettle, Hop, Red Valerian, Broad-leaved Dock, Bramble, Silver and Downy Birch, Sessile and Pedunculate Oak, and Hazel.