In Europe it only occurs in a few scattered locations in eastern Europe. It is absent from many parts of Bulgaria, but is widespread and can be quite common in north-west Bulgaria. It also occurs along the Black Sea coast south of Bourgas.
Overwinters communally in a larval web on the host plant.
Occurs in open shrubby flowery meadows and woodland glades.
Recorded in 19 (1%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.
Last recorded in June 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 05 June to 08 July