A distinctive pattern of white on the dark abdomen help with identification.
M. pulicaria is often to be found in open areas of short vegetation where there are scattered stones or small beds of stones.
Peak time is late spring to mid-summer.
The species is widespread and fairly frequent throughout most of Britain.
Probably fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
3,389 British records for this species to 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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