This species can be seen flying on hot sunny days. Peak activity is at midday and in the afternoon.
The larvae live in resinous nodules and excrescences on the bark of the trunk and branches and also in the one-year-old galls of Petrova resinella and old galls of the Pyralid Dioryctria abietella.
Pine forests and plantations.
Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in June 2005
Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 02 June