This species has very variable colouring, with the relatively frequent, f. flavescens, having the darker markings almost absent.
Pupates in loose soil.
Broadleaved woodland, carr, marshes, fens and heathland.
Recorded in 89 (33%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in November 2018
Recorded date range (Adult): 03 August to 15 November
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 March to 10 April