Length ~4 mm. A small bug, generally orange-brown with blackish markings and translucent forewings. Although sometimes rather variable, there are usually two dark bars on the scutellum, which is unpunctured.
Found on a wide variety of plants but favouring deciduous trees, particularly Oak.
Adult: All year.
This species overwinters as an adult, mating in the spring; the new generation is complete by late summer. It is a predatory species.
This species is found commonly across southern Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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