The vernacular name of this species refers to the forewing markings which appear to show an old lady or witch's head, refering to 'Old Mother Shipton', the 16th century Yorkshire witch.
Pupates between grass stems or in loose soil.
Grassland, heathland and meadows.
Recorded in 2 (0.1%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.
Last recorded in June 2013
Recorded date range (Adult): 19 June to 20 June