This species is very similar to the Five-spot Burnet. Generally this species has a longer more-pointed forewing. The middle pair of spots are less likely to be merged than the Five-spot Burnet.
Pupates in a papery cocoon high up on a grass stem.
The larvae are readily distinguished from the Five-spot Burnet as they have much longer hairs.
Grassy areas, meadows, uncut road verges and embankments.
Recorded in 66 (24.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2020
Recorded date range (Adult): 01 February to 07 August
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 16 May to 11 June