Body length 10 - 12mm. Very similar to N. panzeri and N. ruficornis. Can be separated with a hand lens from N. ruficornis as it does not have a forked jaw. Females differ from N. panzeri in having yellow not silver hair on the thorax.
Woodland edge and hedgerows plus brown field sites.
Status and distribution
Common and widespread over much of south-east England. Uncommon in Wales and further north. Not recorded from Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
April to June.