Vulgichneumon saturatorius

Description

It has a white spot at the base of the thorax and another at the tip of the abdomen but is otherwise mainly black with red legs. The antennae have a broad white band at about halfway.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Woodland and hedgerows or nectaring on Hogweed.

When to see it

April to September.

Life History

Larvae feed on the larvae of the moth Autographa gamma and possibly other species.

UK Status

National status and distribution is not known, but seems to be poorly recorded.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map