Wingspan 16 -19 mm.
Flight period July - August
Forewing 1.6 - 1.9 cm . Ground colour of forewings yellow to reddish or purplish brown. Darker centrel zone which contains a dark discal spot and oblique darl streak in apex.Easily disturbed by day
Locally common but less so in than in past years where it was AKA "Aurelian'S Plague"
Habitat: Downlands , dunes .waste ground and lowland meadows
Food plants vetches and Clovers
Image (C) COLIN DUKE 2007