Conura xanthostigma

    Alternative names
    Spilochalcis xanthostigma

    This Chalcid Wasp is around 8 mm long and is black with a number of yellow bars and spots.

    Identification difficulty

    Various habitats

    When to see it

    Summer and early autumn.

    Life History

    It lives parasitically in the larvae of sawflies of the genus Arge.

    UK Status

    It seems to be quite rare in Britain with only a handful of records, but it is difficult to get an accurate assesment since Chalcid Wasps are poorly recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Rare 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