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

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map