Its wings are boldly patterned with dark markings similar to many other species in this genus.
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Most well vegetated places, especially meadows and grassland especially where Creeping Thistle grows.
All year round with a peak from May to October.
Records are concentrated in southern Britain where it seems to be fairly widespread.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015