Wingspan 38mm. The fore-wings are reddish brown with yellow patches and two silver/white central blotches.
Damp sites, beside ditches and rivers, marshes and woodland rides. The caterpillar feeds on some sedges, Yellow Iris, Great Bur-reed and sometimes willow and nettle.
Status and distribution
Common and widespread throughout Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
June to September.