Length: 2.5-3.5mm. Basic colour: black. Pattern: four orangey-red spots. Number of spots: 4. Pronotum: black with cream anterior margin. Head colour: black and red. Leg colour: reddish-brown with black femora. Other features: hairy; tibia broad, paddle-shaped; head pale (male), black (female).
Habitats: dry, sandy and chalky habitats occupied by ants. Host plants: low-growing vegetation in association with ants. Food: aphids. Overwintering sites: unknown.