Length 3 mm. Recognised by the three large, more or less rounded spots on the vertex, and the six smaller spots along the anterior of the pronotum, with an irregularly-shaped greyish area behind this. Compare: E. decemnotata.
This species can be identified from good quality photographs with care but there are similar species that it could be confused with.
On sage, or other labiates including mallow, lemonbalm and catmint.
Adult: May to October, this species may overwinter
Very common in Southern England.
Common, but under-recorded.
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