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

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

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