Length: 2.4-2.6mm. Basic colour: black. Pattern: none, or thin reddish margin at rear. Number of spots: 0. Pronotum: black, with reddish anterior margins in male. Head colour: reddish (male), black (female). Leg colour: brown (male), black with brown tibiae (female). Other features: hairy.
Habitats: dunes, dry grassland and heathland. Host plants: low-growing vegetation, moss. Food: aphids. Overwintering sites: low herbage and leaf litter.