This species is quite variable. There is a greyish form, f. perfumaria, as well as an almost black melanic form, f. rebeli.
Pupates on the food plant or in leaf litter.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens.
Recorded in 146 (54.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in October 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 15 April to 22 November
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 08 March to 19 September