This species is similar to the Spectacle, but differs in having brownish-black ground colour, base of forewing dull straw colour and cross lines edged with red.
Pupates in a folded leaf of the food plant.
Heathland, fens, woodland, scrub and gardens.
Recorded in 30 (11.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in September 2021
Recorded date range (Adult): 23 April to 10 October