Agenioideus cinctellus


A black bodied, red legged species.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Typical of drier situations and sandy soils. Also dilapidated walls.

When to see it

June to August; occasionally as early as late May.

Life History

Prey consists of small jumping spiders of the family Salticidae, with the occasional collection of members of the Thomisidae. This wasp nests in a wide range of natural cavities, along with abandoned aculeate burrows, empty mud cells and snail shells. The nest entrance is blocked with detritus.

UK Status

Mainly confined to southern England and Wales extending northwards to the Midlands.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland no 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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