This species can be quite variable in the extent of the yellow striping on its abdomen, some specimens, particularly males, being nearly all black; however the overall pattern is usually similar.
Photo ID? Easily identified from a photo
Hot, sunny woodland edges and hedgerows, favouring Blackthorn and Hawthorn.
When to see it
March to August peaking in May.
It is widespread throughout most of Britain though more scarce in the north.
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