Length 6 to 10 mm. This species is very similar to many others in the genus Dolerus. It is mainly black, with a long pronounced dark 'stigma' on the outer edge of each wing.
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Meadows and damp grassland.
April to July
Widespread and fairly common in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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