Caterpillars munch on:
Adults are known to feed on a range of flowers including:
This moth spends the winter as a small caterpillar on the food plant it lives on.
There is even more about this species on the main Butterfly Conservation website
Caterpillars of this moth have black and white spots and hairs on its body which are slightly sticky. It uses these to stick algae and lichen to its body, to keep it hidden through the winter.