Callitula pyrrhogaster

Description

Callitula pyrrhogaster is a tiny, flightless parasitic wasp with a light orange gaster.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Identification of most species in this group is very difficult.  Although this particular species is rather distinctive, high quality photographs are still required.

Habitat

Various habitats.

When to see it

Main period would seem to be April to September.

UK Status

Rarely recorded in Britain, perhaps due to its very small size and the difficulty of identifying species in this family group, but may be fairly frequent.

VC55 Status

Rare or rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map