Body entirely black with pale tibiae on the front legs. The hind margin of the temples are punctured as is the scutellum posteriorly at the sides. Hind wing with an enclosed middle cell.
Larvae feed on greater-tussock sedge.
Size: 5 - 7mm
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales
Flight period: Univoltine, May to July
Plant associations: Carex paniculata (greater-tussock sedge)
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