Enicospilus ramidulus

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Nocturnal and sometimes attracted to light. The males can sometimes be found flying by day.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Parasitic on the caterpillars of noctuid moths.

    UK Status

    Widespread but not well recorded in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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