Common on chalk downland, dry open areas and gardens, and in coastal sand-dunes throughout much of England and Wales. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight fairly common, although not as much so as the closely related Heart & Dart, mainly on the coast and on the chalk. Wingspan 35-40 mm. The main confusion species is Heart & Dart A. exclamationis
, which has a characteristic dark mark on the patagia, lacking in Heart & Club. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Broad-leaved Dock, Wild Carrot and Fat-hen.