Over all length 9 to 11mm. A fairly distinct bug with a black body strongly marked with yellow stripes and a yellow to orange cuneus (the patch at the tip of the fore-wing).
Normally found on oak or hawthorn where they are predators of aphids and the eggs and larvae of beetles.
Status and distribution
Fairly widespread and common in Britain, but patchily distributed. Fairly common in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
May to July.