Widespread, but not frequently recorded, only one or two records each year.
Easily disturbed from foodplant by day. Flies at dusk.
Usually occurring on acid heathland and rough pasture where the foodplant occurs but can also occur on downland and open woodland.
Note: similar Lead Belle is not thought to occur in Norfolk.
Recorded in 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.