Wing length 10-13 mm. The peppered wing pattern is variable and can be quite pale. The top of the femora are yellow and the basal half dark. The top of the thorax has a pair of broad dark stripes
Streams, woods and well vegetated damp places.
April and May.
The larvae live in marshy places.
Widespread but rather local in Britain.
Local and rather infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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