This species is normally green, but there is a red-brown form with brick-red central markings (f. brunnea).
Pupates in loose soil.
Woodland, parks and gardens.
Recorded in 84 (31.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2020
Recorded date range (Adult): 12 April to 15 August
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 July to 20 September
Recorded date range (Pupa): 30 March to 07 April