This species is quite variable, with two distinct colour forms. In additional to the brownish nominate form, there is a melanic form, f. combusta.
Pupates in loose soil amongst roots.
Grassland, fens, woodland, heathland, scrub and gardens.
Recorded in 77 (28.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in August 2021
Recorded date range (Adult): 05 May to 03 August