6 mm long with a black body and pale green legs. The keel along the base of its head extends to level with top of its eyes.
This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.
In areas where Bracken or other ferns are common.
Its larvae feed on Bracken and other ferns.
It is fairly common in Britain in areas of suitable habitat
Locally common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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