Ichneumon extensorius

Description

Length: 8-16 mm. A sexually dimorphic species. The female has a white tip to the abdomen, a white mark at the base of the thorax, and white banded antennae. The male is markedly different with yellow and black legs and abdomen, a bright yellow scutellum and no bands on the antennae.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Hedgerows and well wooded areas.

When to see it

March to November

UK Status

Under recorded - hardly any British records exist for this species.

VC55 Status

Little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Species profile

Species group:
Bees, Wasps, Ants
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Hymenoptera
Family:
Ichneumonidae
Records on NatureSpot:
5
First record:
16/08/2009 (Gamble, David)
Last record:
30/05/2022 (Thompson, Nicky)

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