Enicospilus inflexus

Description

A large orange-bodied wasp it is similar to other Ophioninae species and care is needed with identification.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless confirmed by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

Habitat

Found on moorland and sometimes attracted to light.

When to see it

Peak time is summer.

Life History

It is a parasitoid of Lasiocampid moths such as The Drinker and Oak Eggar.

UK Status

True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map