Found in woods, hedges, parks and gardens in spring and summer as a caterpillar, and July and August as an adult moth.
Caterpillar length when fully grown is 35 mm.
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Adults are seen in open, grassy site with plenty of flowers from June to August.
The caterpillar feeds on birdsfoot trefoil, and is 22 mm long when fully grown, it is short, fat and tapered at both ends.
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Adults fly in meadows and grassy places in June and July.
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The caterpillar is up to 40 mm long, found in fields, gardens, near grasses. The moth is a night flier.
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