The male of this species is extremely variable as can be seen from the photos.
The female is flightless and only has vestigal wings.
Pupates in loose soil.
Woodland, suburban habitats and scrub.
Recorded in 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in November 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 26 October to 21 December
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 12 May to 11 June