Open woodland. Adults often rest low on trunks early morning.
Larvae feeds in the bark of foodplant, exuding red frass from crevices, larval workings are easily found but adult seldom seen.
VC 27, 28 records [MBGBI vol3]
Recorded in 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.