This species is the most widespread and common of the UK 'kittens'.
Pupates in a hard cocoon incorporating macerated wood on the food plant.
Woodland, scrub and carr.
Recorded in 85 (31.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in August 2021
Recorded date range (Adult): 11 April to 23 September
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 29 June to 17 September