This is a very variable species, with the ground colour varying between greyish brown to a dark chestnut colour.
Pupates in loose soil.
Open habitats including heathland, grassland and scrub.
Recorded in 19 (7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in June 2014
Recorded date range (Adult): 18 May to 03 August
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 July to 28 July