Enicospilus ramidulus


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

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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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map