This species is quite variable in colour.
Pupates amongst the roots of the food plant.
Grassland, arable fields, coastal sand-dunes and cliffs, open woodland, heathland, fens and gardens.
Recorded in 121 (44.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in October 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 14 July to 14 October