One of many similar ruby tailed wasp species. Expert help should be sought for identification.
Occurs in the habitats of its hosts which are open sandy areas. May be abundant around the nesting sites of its host.
June to August but usually found during July.
A brood parasite on species of Mimesa (Crabonidae).
Devon to Kent and north to Westmorland and North Yorkshire. This species is not regarded as being scarce or threatened.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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