Approximately 16 mm long. The legs and antennae are black banded with yellow, the abdomen is also banded.
Hedgerows, woodland rides, parks, gardens, and meadows. Often seen on the flowers of Umbellifers.
May to September
The female lays her eggs into the caterpillars of butterflies and moths particularly the Swift Moth and the larvae feed on the body of the host when they hatch.
Fairly frequent in England but few records from elsewhere in Britain.
Thoght to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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