The male of this species is quite variable. A dark form, f. fuscata is very dark brown.
Pupates in loose soil.
Woodland, gardens, heathland and scrub.
Recorded in 67 (24.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in March 2017
Recorded date range (Adult): 06 January to 15 May
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 May to 11 June