This species has six yellow bands on the abdomen and orange scales on tip of central bar of forewing which are diagnostic.
The larvae spend most of their time in the roots of the food plant.
Pheromone attractants: api.
Moth activity times: 8:00-18:30, peak 9:00-13:00.
Coastal grassland, embankments, quarries, cliffs, etc, mainly chalk or limestone.
Recorded in 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2021
Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 11 August