Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, heathland, moorland, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 37-40 mm. Straight subterminal fascia distinguishes this species from the otherwise similar Brick A. circellaris
and warm brown wings from the grey-winged Red-line Quaker A. lota
. Larva feeds on various deciduous trees and shrubs, including Sessile and Pedunculate Oak, White and Black Poplar, Beech, Sallow, Hawthorn and Heather, and, when approaching maturity, on various herbaceous plants, over-wintering as an egg.