Ichneumon xanthorius

Description

Length about 15 mm.  Both males and females of this species have a black and yellow banded abdomen.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Usually seen patrolling around low vegetation and flowers such as umbellifers.

Life History

predatory on moth and butterfly larvae.

UK Status

Status in Britain is not known possibly due to difficulty of identification.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland is not known possibly due to difficulty of identification.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

UK Map