Length 6 to 7 mm with tibia-length tarsi and black legs. Characterised by having a central keel at the base of the abdominal tergites. Males have strongly thickened hind femora but simple, spurless tibiae.
It is able to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions but mostly found in damper areas and wetland habitat.
All year round.
Widespread and quite common in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 412 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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