Over all length 4 - 5mm. An orange/brown species with cream markings (normally fourteen spots). The pronotum has a cream border and two cream spots near the rear corners.
Woodlands and hedgerows where the adults and larvae feed on aphids.
Status and distribution
It is common and widespread through most of Britain but less so in the highlands of Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
April to October.