Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, parks and gardens throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight Widespread and fairly common in all three vice-counties, though generally less so than A. crenata
, and more of a woodland species. Wingspan 40-46 mm. Pale examples could be confused with Clouded-bordered Brindle A. crenata
. Larva feeds on various grasses, including Cock's-foot and Tufted Hair-grass.