Open ground, hillsides, waste ground and roadside verges where foodplant found.
It can be confused with other species such as A. propinquella, and is usually best identified by dissection.
A distinctive form also occurs. f. rhodochrella has darker head and thorax, and more distinct wing markings.
Recorded in 48 (70%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.