Macrocentrus linearis


This is a small (body length 4 or 5 mm without ovipositor) parasitic wasp. It is completely orange-brown.

Identification difficulty

Various habitats.

When to see it

Summer to early autumn.

Life History

Macrocentrus linearis is a parasitoid of Tortricidae moths (especially arboreal ones).

UK Status

Thought to be widespread and fairly frequent in much of Britain, but seriously under recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map