Diphyus quadripunctorius


    A large and distinctively marked black and yellow species with the femora (thighs) on the rear legs being orange in the female and yellow in the male. The species is sexually dimorphic with females having a pale section on their antennae and very different abdominal pattern to the males.

    Similar Species

    Amblyteles armatorius is similar but has spines on the propodium.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodland edge and lush meadows.

    When to see it

    Most often seen in spring and summer

    UK Status

    Little is known about the numbers or distribution in Britain due to lack of records.

    VC55 Status

    Little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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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