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It occurs on low vegetation in many habitats, including heathland, grassland and woodland rides.
Adult: All year - mainly July to September
This bug overwinters as an adult and eggs are laid in the spring. New adults are mainly found from July onwards and there is usually one generation per year. A predatory species, favouring the larvae of certain leaf beetles.
It is widespread throughout Britain, particularly in the north, although absent from Ireland.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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