A large and distinctively marked black and yellow species with the femora (thighs) on the rear legs being orange in the female and yellow in the male. The species is sexually dimorphic with females having a pale section on their antennae and very different abdominal pattern to the males.
Amblyteles armatorius is similar but has spines on the propodium.
Woodland edge and lush meadows.
Most often seen in spring and summer
Little is known about the numbers or distribution in Britain due to lack of records.
Little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015