The pair of grey spots on tergite two are found only in the female of the species. There is also usually a faint wing shade.
Likes sunbathing and visiting flowers along hedgerows and woodland edges.
April to September peaking late May to early June.
The larvae appear to feed on an aphid species found on Hogweeds.
The species is widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland
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