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.
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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