Common and found in a wide variety of habitats.
Caterpillar food plants include birch, alder, hawthorn, blackthorn, plum, pear, apple, and many others. Caterpillar length up to 38 mm. Feeds Aug - Oct.
Adult flies June - Aug. Adult length at rest is 17 - 20 mm.
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Found in hedgerows, waste ground, meadows and gardens.
Caterpillar up to 38 mm. Food plants include plantains, docks, bramble, thistles, hops, sallow and hawthorn.
Adults fly in May and August.
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The caterpillars feed on grasses and rushes from March to June, and the adults fly in July and August, both day and night.
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Adults are most common in the autumn, and fly both day and night.
Wingspan in 4 cm.
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