Common in a wide range of habitats, including gardens, downland, heathland, woodland and moorland throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 38-48 mm. Could be confused with the much rarer Lunar Yellow Underwing N. orbona
, which see. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle, Broad-leaved Dock and Foxglove.