Barylypa propugnator


13 to 20 mm. Fairly large orange and black Ichneumon.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Meadows and hedgerows, sometimes nectaring on umbellifers such as Hogweed.

When to see it

June to August.

Life History

Parasite of various moth larvae.

UK Status

True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

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