This is one of three rather similar Cosmia species found in the UK. This species generally has broader forewings and paler hindwings.
Pupates in leaf litter.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows and parks.
Recorded in 83 (30.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in August 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 25 June to 02 September
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 May to 11 June