Diphyus quadripunctorius

Description

A large and distinctively marked black and yellow species with the femora (thighs) on the rear legs being orange in the female and yellow in the male. The species is sexually dimorphic with females having a pale section on their antennae and very different abdominal pattern to the males.

Similar Species

Amblyteles armatorius is similar but has spines on the propodium.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Woodland edge and lush meadows.

When to see it

Most often seen in spring and summer

UK Status

Little is known about the numbers or distribution in Britain due to lack of records.

VC55 Status

Little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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Species profile

Species group:
Bees, Wasps, Ants
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Hymenoptera
Family:
Ichneumonidae
Records on NatureSpot:
12
First record:
07/08/2009 (Watson, Ashley)
Last record:
08/08/2023 (Hunt, Graham)

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