Size 2 to 2.5 cm. A striking insect with black and yellowy-orange banding.
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Associated with sandy soils, old gravel/sand workings even old rabbit borrows, though sometimes on peats or bare calcareous soils.
April to October.
Widespread but very local in England and Wales.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ 2015-2019 pre 2015