Range & Status
Records widely distributed down the western side of Britain.
Recorded at Liskeard in 1904. Since 1980, found at Zennor (1989 & 2000), Redlake Cottage Meadows (1994) and Wimalford, Upper Fowey Valley (2004 & 2006).
Habitat & Ecology
Boggy moorland areas and wet heath and grassland. The larvae develop in the nests of Myrmica ants, notably M. scabrinodis . The adults fly from May to July.
Drainage of wetland sites.
Redlake Cottage Meadows is a Cornwall Wildlife Trust Reserve.