The caterpillar lives very polyphagous on herbs and lower parts of woody plants. They prefer, for instance Rubus species (Rubus idaeus, Rubus caesius) or Vaccinium.
Alcis repandata occurs from forests and edges to grasslands and wetlands almost everywhere in extensive habitats.
The caterpillar overwinters and is mature in April or May. The moths fly from May to August with a focus between mid-June to late July.
Alcis repandata inhabits the whole of Europe and is also found in Asia Minor and other parts of Western Asia.