Norfolk status Local. Dry grassy places, chalk downs, quarries, waysides and gardens.
Distinguished from D. alpinana and D. flavidorsana by the sombre general coloration of the forewing, which is suffused with comparatively dull ochreous-orange and has a dull and inconspicuous medio-dorsal blotch [Bradley]
Confirmed recent records from Ringland, Sheringham and Cromer.
Recorded in 16 (23%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1884. Last Recorded in 2014.