Aleiodes praetor

Description

A largely orange species with long antennae and dark end to the rear tibia.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Mainly seen when attracted to light traps used by moth recorders.

When to see it

Summer.

Life History

A parasitoid of Poplar Hawk-moths, Lime Hawk-moths and possibly Eyed Hawk-moths.

UK Status

Turns up occasionally in the southern half of England, usually at MV light traps.

VC55 Status

Rare or under-recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map