The most frequent form of this species, f. unidentaria, has a blackish-grey central cross-band. The other form has a reddish-brown band and can be very similar to the Red Twin-spot Carpet. See the Red Twin-spot Carpet for details of the differences.
Pupates in plant debris.
Gardens, woodland, hedgerows, fens, moorland and coastal sand-dunes.
There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.