This species has a characteristic resting position with its wings held together above the body and this distinguishes it from all of the other British thorn species.
Pupates between spun leaves or in leaf litter.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.
Recorded in 128 (47.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 27 February to 18 September
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 29 August to 29 August