Length 3 to 3.5 mm. This species is best recognised by the deeply incised black mark on the midline of the vertex, and by the separation of the lateral black mark on the pronotum from the complex central pattern. The scutellum has two black triangles and two black dots between.
This species can be identified from good quality photographs with care but there are similar species that it could be confused with.
Feeds on a variety of plants in the family Labiateae, including dead-nettle and mint.
Adult: April to November
Fairly common, but under-recorded.
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