This species is very similar to D. alpinana and can only reliably be identified by genital dissection.
Both this species and D. alpinana are attracted to wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) and can often be seen flying around this plant.
Waysides, gardens and wasteground
Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in June 2018
Recorded date range (Adult): 11 June to 31 July