This small insect has orangey red thorax, abdomen and legs, with a darker band around the 'waist' area. There is also a yellowy orange wing stigma.
Various habitats in search of host species.
Spring to autumn.
Parasitic on various moths. The first generation on low feeding noctuids especially Xestia xanthographa, but the next generation is on Conistra and various (but not all) Orthosia species on deciduous trees.
National status not known.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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