Wingspan 22mm. The fore-wings are iridescent black with yellow and cream spots. The hind-wings and abdomen are scarlet with black markings.
Lowlands and marshy ground. The larvae feed on Comfrey, Green Alkanet, Nettles, Meadowsweet, bramble and several other herbaceous plants.
Status and distribution
Local with a tendency towards the south west and Wales. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire but recorded a few times recently. Recorded once at Netherfield.
Best time to see
June to July.