Length 6.5 to 8 mm. A large and distinctive straw-coloured species with a dark line parallel to the front of the vertex, continuing across the eyes. There is a narrow longitudinal line along the scutellum and posterior half of the pronotum, with intermittent lateral lines parallel to that. The corio-claval suture is narrowly darkened.
Can be found in a variety of grassland habitats.
Adult: June to September.
Feeds on grasses.
Historically considered scarce and confined to coastal areas in the south-east, this species has now become established inland across parts of central and southern England.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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