Netelia infractor


A largely orange species. It has a black stemmaticum (area between the ocelli) and a rather yellow face.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


Various habitats.

When to see it

May to October.

Life History

Parasitic on certain moth larvae, favouring Noctuid and Notodontid hosts.

UK Status

It seems to be widespread in England although it is poorly recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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