The males have an orangey-brown patterned abdomen but females have a grey/black pattern. Both have distinctive stripes on the thorax.
Meadows, hedgerows and roadside verges nectaring on various flowers, especially umbellifers.
May to September/October.
The larvae are predatory, feeding in muddy pools and damp leaf litter.
Common and widespread in England and Wales.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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