An orange bodied species with pieces of orange chitin, called sclerites, in the middle of the fore wing and a distinctive black tip to the abdomen.
Nocturnal and sometimes attracted to light. The males can sometimes be found flying by day.
June to September.
Parasitic on the caterpillars of noctuid moths.
Widespread but not well recorded in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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