Length up to 15 mm. Quite a striking ichneumon, although there are similar species and expert help is needed with identification.
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.
Flower rich meadows, hedgerows and woodland edge.
May to November.
Parasitic on the larvae of several moth species.
Apparently widespread, but infrequently recorded, so true status is difficult to determine.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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