The scutellum of this species is black with just the tip yellow and the front and mid legs are extensively black on the tibiae and tarsi.
Lowland habitats with lush vegetation, especially woodland edges where umbellifers are present.
May to September peaking in July.
The larvae feed on aphids, usually on Hogweed and other umbellifers.
Fairly common throughout Britain, though less frequent in eastern areas.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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