Range & Status
Widespread in England, Scotland and Wales, but mostly in southern England. A species of old broadleaved woodland with about 80 sites post 1980.
Recorded in 1906 at Truro, at Keveral Wood, Seaton (1993), Penlee Battery CWT Reserve, Sheviock and Torpoint (1999), near Duloe (2000) and Murrayton (2006).
Habitat & Ecology
Occurs in, but is not restricted to, old broadleaved woods and their environs; probably double-brooded with adults on flowers between May and October. The larvae probably feed on aphids associated with old woodland.
The removal of old broadleaved woodland.