6.75-8.25mm. Grey/brown with fine stripes on the thorax and no patterning on the abdomen. It has red femora and tibia, with yellow-tinted wings and darkened cross-veins.
- Red femora + tibia (dark tarsi)
- Yellow tinted wings + darkened cross-veins
- Pre alar as long as, or longer than, the 2nd notopleural
- Sternopleurals 1:2
- Palps reddish yellow
- No spots on tergites
- Eyes very sparsely hairy
It breeds on cow dung so most commonly encountered around cow pasture.
Males most commonly seen in May to June but females can often be seen until November.
Common and widespread in England and Wales.
Believed to be fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland but under-recorded.
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