The abdomen is narrow with parallel yellow bands. The spots on tergite two are broadly rounded on their inner margins.
Found in the vicinity of trees and bushes.
April to November peaking August/September.
The larvae are predators on a range of arboreal aphids.
Quite common throughout Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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