The females of this species are completely wingless. There is a melanic form f. monacharia.
Pupates in an underground cocoon.
Recorded in 59 (21.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in February 2022
Recorded date range (Adult): 01 January to 27 December
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 April to 17 June