Length: 1.3-2.3mm. Basic colour: black. Pattern: two elongate reddish-brown ill-defined patches, which are variable in shape. Number of spots: 2. Pronotum: black. Head colour: black. Leg colour: light to dark brown. Other features: hairy.
Habitats: undisturbed grassland, dunes, heathland, bogs, deciduous woodland. Host plants: low-growing vegetation. Food: mealybugs and aphids. Overwintering sites: low herbage, leaf litter and moss.