Fens, heathland, woodland, scrub, grassland.
Several of the Eilema species can be difficult to tell apart, but this moth has broader, more rounded forewings than many of the others.
Also straw yellow form, (f. straminola) known from Britain only.
Recorded in 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.