Over all length 14 - 17mm. The thorax is light yellow with black markings. The head and abdomen are brown with black marks on the head and dark diamonds on each segment of the abdomen. The final two segments are also dark. The wings have a black stigma.
Hedgerows and luxuriant vegetation, often close to rivers.
Status and distribution
Local in southern Britain. Found fairly regularly at the lagoons, close to the Trent.
Best time to see
June to August. Mostly mid-June to early July.