Wing length 6.5 - 8.5mm. This species is similar to L. corollae, but the yellow markings on each segment are separated from the edge of the abdomen by a thin black line. The yellow markings are also often fused into a band on segments three and four.
Open, grassy areas and wet meadows. The larvae feed on aphids.
Status and distribution
Common and widespread in Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
March to October, mainly July - August.