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The only other European species in the genus is the rare L. vitripennis which has more brightly reddish legs and with orange on the metatarsi (black in brevirostris).
In many parts of the UK this is a species found on chalk grassland but species in the Midlands seem to have a less specific habitat preference.
May - August
Local and but widespread in Britain.
The New Lount record below is the first known in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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