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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map