Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-36 mm. Distinguished from the generally less common Dark Chestnut C. ligula
by the rounded termen and rather blunt apex. Larva feeds on flowers and leaves of various deciduous trees and shrubs, including Pedunculate and Sessile Oak, Elm, Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Downy Birch, and occasionally on herbaceous plants such as Dock.