Length: 2.5 - 3mm. Basic colour: brownish-red. Pattern: ill-defined dark elytral marking either side of the scutellum. Number of spots: 0. Pronotum: brownish-red. Head colour: brownish-red. Leg colour: brownish-red. Other features: hairy; elongate (oblong with parallel sides) and dorsoventrally flattened; long antennae.
Habitats: marshes, riversides, pondsides. Host plants: Reed, rushes, Reedmace, wetland grasses. Food: aphids. Overwintering sites: leaf sheaths of Reed, rushes and Reedmace; tufts of grasses.