Common in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, parks, gardens and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 40-46 mm. Diagnostic field character is the two small satellite dots close to the reniform stigmata. Larva feeds on the foliage of broad-leaved trees and shrubs, and, as it approaches maturity, on various insects, including aphids and the larvae of other moth species.