Coelichneumon deliratorius

    Description

    Length 14 to 20 mm. This is a mainly black species. The female has a broad pale band across the otherwise dark antennae; there is also a pale spot on the scutellum and at the tip of the abdomen.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Various well vegetated habitats.

    When to see it

    Adult from June until August.

    Life History

    The larvae of Coelichneumon deliratorius are parasitic on various moth larvae.

    UK Status

    Poorly recorded in Britain but probably fairly frequent.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map