Norfolk status Widespread. Similar to H. pruniana but generally larger. The two dark postmedian dots are situated above (costad) the angle of the median fascia.
Common and widespread throughout Britain in Hawthorn and blackthorn hedges, thickets, gardens, orchards and open moorland. The larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Wild Cherry.
Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1984. Last Recorded in 2018.