Body length 8 to 11 mm. Mainly dark with pale, buffish hairs on its face and thorax, as well as in bands between the tergites and on its femora.
Can exploit a wide range of habitats, provided with plenty of flowers, including gardens, field edges and brown-field sites.
Status and distribution
Common but local throughout England but less common in Wales and Scotland. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
May to September.