This species has six yellow bands on the abdomen and orange scales on tip of central bar of forewing which are diagnostic.
The larvae spend most of their time in the roots of the food plant.
Pheromone attractants: api.
Moth activity times: 8:00-18:30, peak 9:00-13:00.
Coastal grassland, embankments, quarries, cliffs, etc, mainly chalk or limestone.
Recorded in 2 (0.1%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.
Last recorded in June 2012
Recorded date range (Adult): 29 June to 30 June