Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. It can be found from June to September. The larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of Picris hieracioides, Helminthotheca echioides and Crepis species. The fully fed larvae hibernate in a cocoon before pupating in the spring.
Identification: This species has a pale head, thorax and wing base. There is a brown dorsal mark and a small and paler costal mark. There is a narrow brown band delimiting the apex. The termen is dark marked. More Info
Recorded in 39 (67%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1979. Last Recorded in 2020. Additional Stats