The vernacular name of this species comes from the small 'satellites' either side of the stigma. The stigma vary in colour from white to orange and can be obscure, especially in worn individuals.
Pupates in loose soil.
Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.
Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-Württemberg.
Last recorded in March 2014
Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 20 March to 22 October