Rare (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on chalk downland in parts of Kent and Sussex, where known since 1929. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 23-26 mm. A beautiful and unmistakable species when fresh, but even when worn the forewing retains some suggestion of reddish or purplish which contrasts with the more ochreous costal and dorsal streaks [Goater]. Larva feeds on Wild Marjoram.