Wing length 5 to 8.5mm. There are large orange-red markings on the abdomen and the male has modified tarsi on the front and middle legs.
Xylota segnis, but this is usually a larger and more robust species.
Wet meadows and the margins of ponds and ditches.
June to August are the peak months.
Widespread and often abundant
Believed to be common.
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