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A large and long-legged species with a long 1st antennal segment and diagnostic markings; unbroken red and cream stripes run the full length of the head, pronotum and scutellum. The red cuneus is variable.
This species has a southerly distribution and is found locally between Suffolk and Pembrokeshire. Historically mainly coastal, it has recently become more common inland. It is associated with wall barley and other grasses in rough pastures or wastelands. Numbers tend to fluctuate greatly between years.
Length 9-11 mm
|Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: (July 2007) ©Andrew Warne
||Adult: north London (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock
|Adult: Surrey (July 2008) ©Laurence Livermore
||Adult: Surrey (July 2008) ©Tristan Bantock