Resident. Occurs sparingly at light in a wide range of habitats, but is occasionally common in a few areas. Only thinly distributed and missing from large areas. Single-brooded,flying mainly from early June to mid October. Larvae feed on the honeycomb produced by the honeybee and the bumblebee. (Pratt, 2011).
Crowborough, 13 x 2017 Photo: Charles Waters
Eastbourne, 05 vi 2018 Photo: Peter Coyston
Henfield, 09 viii 2020 Photo: Paula Blake
Crowborough, 08 ix 2020 Photo: Charles Waters
Lindfield, 20 viii 2008 Photo: Bob Foreman
Warnham LNR, 23 vi 2005 Photo: Sam Bayley
Ambersham Common, 23 viii 2013 Photo: Mike Snelling