|Feeds on any flower. The larva feeds on grasses.
Forest edges and clearings, shrubby areas in ravines and river valleys
and sparse woodlands
30 - 65 mm.
April - October.
During hot sunny weather, the males
territory, flying low over the ground, seeking
out unmated females. In cool, dull weather,
the males bask in sunny spots, flying up to
intercept passing females, or to drive off
other males and other butterflies.