All the tibia in this species are ringed apically in black and the thorax has lateral and ventral sides orangy. The prescutum and scutellum are black. In females the hypogidium lacks lateral lobes but is strongly incised each side of the middle. Males cannot be separated from Athalia liberta males.
Larvae possibly feed on stonecrops.
Flight period: May to September
Plant associations: Sedum spp? (stonecrops)
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