The vernacular name of this species comes from the small 'satellites' either side of the stigma. The stigma vary in colour from white to orange and can be obscure, especially in worn individuals.
Pupates in loose soil.
Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.
Recorded in 69 (25.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in December 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 01 January to 29 December
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 May to 11 June