Vulgichneumon saturatorius


    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

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map