It is a bristly black species, with prominent orange patches on the sides of its abdomen, separated by a dorsal black line.
Adults are flower-feeders, visiting various flowers including umbellifers and flowers of the Daisy family.
June to October.
Larvae of this species are parasitic, developing inside the larvae of moths.
Fairly common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland
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