Body length 7 - 9mm. A brown bodied snailkiller with all brown legs. The eyes are red with two pale bars. The antenae are brown with white aristas. The wings are brown with a dense pattern of white spots.
Grasslands and open vegetated spaces. The larvae are thought to feed on land snails.
Status and distribution
Fairly widespread but uncommon in the southern half of Britain but recorded much less further north. This species is declining and uncommon in Nottinghamshire, recorded twice at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
May to September