Family: Noctuidae Sub-family: Acronictinae
Widespread, locally common
Wingspan: 27-30mm. Deep pinkish-red head and shoulders.
Flight time: August-November
Habitat: Damp woods, heaths, moors, gardens
Larvae feed first on sallows then on herbaceous plants
Similar: Sallow has orange or yellow shoulders
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August and September 2010