Length: 1.5-2mm. Basic colour: black. Pattern: two pairs of reddish-brown kidney-shaped spots, the front pair being larger than the rear pair. Number of spots: 4. Pronotum: black. Head colour: black. Leg colour: brown. Other features: hairy; abdomen has a reddish-brown tip.
Habitats: gardens, woodlands; habitats where Ivy is prevalent. Host plants: Ivy. Food: scale insects. Overwintering sites: Ivy.