Coelichneumon deliratorius


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

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.

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

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