Length 8 to 11 mm. The body of this species is mainly brown or blackish, but the femurs are a striking orangey red and the tarsae are black. The hind femurs have a row of bristles that stand out.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Marshes and wet meadows, pond edges etc.
April to October.
The larvae feed on molluscs.
Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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