Common immigrant from grassland in the Canary Islands and southern Europe, appearing on the south coast in most years in sufficient numbers to breed. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight most frequently recorded on the coast, becoming increasingly uncommon inland, with approximately one in six of received Hampshire records being from vice-county 12. Wingspan 36-43 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on various grasses, such as Cock's-foot and Annual Meadow-grass, unable to over-winter in Britain in significant numbers.