Length 4 to 7 mm. This black and red bodied ichneumon is distinctive in having a white band in the leg.
Hedgerows, meadows etc.
June to September.
The adults will take nectar from flowers such as umbellifers, whilst the larvae are parasitic on the eggs and larvae of other insects.
Thought to be fairly frequent in Britain, but a lack of records makes accurate information difficult to obtain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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