Length about 9 mm. The brown thorax has three dark stripes. The legs are red/orange.
Usually found around hedgerows where they nectar on various species as well as taking other insects.
Adults fly in between April to July.
The larvae are also carnivorous and live in damp soil and leaf litter.
Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
Enter a town or village to see local records
Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015