Ophion scutellaris


Length 14 to 20 mm. An orangey brown Ichneumon similar to others in the group such as O. obscuratus , but with a very thin hind femur and not showing the typical yellow markings of that species. 


Hedgerows and well vegetated areas.

When to see it

March to September.

Life History

Adults and larvae feed on caterpillars.

UK Status

The scattered records for this species are mostly from England.

VC55 Status

Not well recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map