About 4 mm in length it is very dark, almost black with orange tarsi and orange-yellow scales at the side of the pronotum which are diagnostic..
Pond margins, stream sides, ditches and hedge banks on figwort.
Locally common in southern England, scarce further north.
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland which are on the northern edge of its range. There were a total of 6 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015