Over all length 6mm. The face and eyes are reddish, with a silver stripe below each eye. The wings are mostly clear except for a pattern of three black marks.
Woodland edge, grasslands and brown field sites. The larvae are thought to develop in the damp soil and leaf litter.
Status and distribution
Local but widely dispersed across the southern half of Britain. Uncommon and local in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
May to August.