Common in grassland, fens, moorland, woodland rides and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and moderately common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 36-44 mm. The common form could be confused with pale forms of Clouded Brindle A. epomidion
, which see, while the reddish brown f. combusta
may be misidentified as the rare immigrant Scarce Brindle A. lateritia
. Larva feeds on Cock's-foot and various other grasses.