Widespread in southern England, and north to Yorkshire.
Status (in Britain only)
This species is not regarded as being threatened.
Adults of S. gracilis are most likely to be found during June and July, but also at the end of May and sometimes during August.
S. gracilis hunts for larvae of the chrysomelid beetle Chrysomela populi and, in addition, Cionus hortulanus, a weevil associated with figwort.
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