This is a sexually dimorphic species with females showing more subdued colours.
Pupates in fallen conifer needles on or below ground.
Coniferous woodland and heaths.
Recorded in 20 (7.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in April 2014
Recorded date range (Adult): 22 April to 28 August
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 May to 13 May