A reddish-brown species with black antennae and more or less marked black on the basal tergites of the abdomen and on the lateral lobes of the mesonotum. The female has an ovipositor that is longer than the hind tibia. The male is orange on the underside of the thorax with a black band along the sternopleural line. Determination should be confirmed by reference to the genitalia in both genders.
Larvae feed on eared willow.
Size: Female: 7.0 - 8.0mm, male: 6.0 - 7.0mm.
Distribution: England, Scotland, Wales
Flight period: April
Plant associations: Salix aurita (eared willow)
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