This species is generally whiter with more parallel cross-lines than the similar Common Wave (C. exanthemata).
Pupates on or in loose soil.
Woodland and scrub.
Recorded in 96 (35.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in August 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 03 May to 10 September
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 June to 11 July