Diplazon laetatorius

    Description

    Length 4 to 7 mm. This black and red bodied ichneumon is distinctive in having a white band in the leg.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Hedgerows, meadows etc.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    The adults will take nectar from flowers such as umbellifers, whilst the larvae are parasitic on the eggs and larvae of other insects.

    UK Status

    Thought to be fairly frequent in Britain, but a lack of records makes accurate information difficult to obtain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map