Length 9 to 11 mm. It has patterned wings, a stripy thorax and three bands on the front femora. It also has a looped mark about halfway along the wing, the mark having a point on the apical side.
Mainly a species of well-wooded areas and thick hedges, sometimes seen resting on logs, fences or walls during the daytime.
February to November.
The larvae feed on rotting wood.
Fairly common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, sometimes abundant around rotting wood.
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