Length: 1.3-1.5mm. Basic colour: black. Pattern: none. Number of spots: 0. Pronotum: black. Head colour: black with yellowish-brown mouthparts. Leg colour: black and yellowish-brown (at least tibiae ywllowish-brown). Other features: antennae and mouthparts yellowish-brown; hairs towards tip of elytra lie parallel to suture.
Habitats: deciduous woodlands, orchards, gardens, headrows, grasslands. Host plants: deciduous trees, Gorse, privet. Food: spider mites and small aphids. Overwintering sites: bark crevices, under bark.