Dusona circumspectans


This ichneumon is about 7 or 8 mm long and has a black head and thorax. The abdomen is also black but has a wide orange band. The legs are mainly orange, but the femurs of the rear legs are black.

Identification difficulty

Found around hedgerows and meadows.

When to see it

Spring and summer.

Life History

Thought to parasitise small caterpillars.

UK Status

Status in Britain not known.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known

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

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