Heathland, coastal and other grasslands, fen, open woodland, scrub.
The males fly in the afternoon, females tend to fly only at night.
The distinctive black/brown and tan very hairy caterpillars often occur in great profusion in the Autumn. Early instar larvae have distinct yellow rings.
Recorded in 25 (36%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.