Barylypa propugnator

    Description

    13 to 20 mm. Fairly large orange and black Ichneumon.

    Identification difficulty
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    Habitat

    Meadows and hedgerows, sometimes nectaring on umbellifers such as Hogweed.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Parasite of various moth larvae.

    UK Status

    True status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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