This is a very variable species with a wide range of colour forms and patterns.
Pupates in a chamber at the base of the food plant.
Fens, grassland, open woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.
Recorded in 109 (40.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in August 2021
Recorded date range (Adult): 25 May to 13 September