A large orange-bodied wasp it is similar to other Ophioninae species and care is needed with identification.
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.
Found on moorland and sometimes attracted to light.
Peak time is summer.
It is a parasitoid of Lasiocampid moths such as The Drinker and Oak Eggar.
True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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