The female has yellow on the temples. The abdomen is greenish-white below and laterally but darkened dorsally with pale margins to each tergite. The hind femora are infuscated to some degree.
Males are not described in Britain.
Larvae feed on eared willow, goat willow, grey willow and creeping willow.
Size: Female: 6.5 - 7.5mm.
Flight period: May
Plant associations: Salix aurita, Salix caprea, Salix cinerea and Salix repens (eared willow, goat willow, grey willow and creeping willow)
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