The male of this species is a quite variable. The females are completely wingless.
Pupates in loose soil.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and heathland.
Recorded in 53 (19.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in December 2020
Recorded date range (Adult): 01 January to 31 December
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 January to 13 June