Ichneumon extensorius


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

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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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map