Dolerus triplicatus


Length about 1 cm, wingspan about 2 cm. This is an orange bodied species. The thorax also has orange colouration, but with black markings. The wings bear the dark stigma typical of the Dolerus genus.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.


Areas where Juncus  rush species are found.

When to see it

May and June

Life History

Larvae feed on plants, and are associated with rushes of the Juncus genus.

UK Status

This species is not at all common, and most records are from the southern half of England.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map