Rough hillsides, meadows and uncultivated ground and occasionally gardens.
Similar to the Tansy feeding D. flavidorsana, with a comparatively broad medio-dorsal blotch on the forewing.
The moth flies in sunshine during the day and also at dusk. In the late afternoon it may be found resting on the flowers of Oxeye Daisy. Separated by genitalia dissection if not on foodplant.
Verification Grade Comment: National Grade 4 - If recorded away from foodplant - Grade 4
Recorded in 39 (53%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1884.
Last Recorded in 2021.