This species is quite variable. In addition to the nominate reddish form, there is a green form (f. prasinaria).
Pupates in fallen needles or leaf litter.
Recorded in 21 (7.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in September 2020
Recorded date range (Adult): 31 May to 28 September
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 22 August to 22 August