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Length about 9 mm. The abdomen is brownish, the male's wings appear faintly brown and clouded, whilst the female's wings are clear.
Usually found around hedgerows where they nectar on various species as well as taking other insects.
Adults fly in between April to July.
The larvae are also carnivorous and live in damp soil and leaf litter.
Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland
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