This species has a forewing which is a varying shade of grey with a distinct central dot and a line of very fine dark dashes/dots along the outer edge. There is usually a narrow, indistinct, straight central cross-band. Other cross-lines are often very faint or absent.
There is a rare melanic form f. bischoffaria.
Pupates in a cocoon on the ground.
Woodland, heathland, grassland, gardens.
There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.