Diplazon laetatorius


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

Identification difficulty

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


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

UK Map