Dusona circumspectans


    This ichneumon is about 7 or 8 mm long and has a black head and thorax. The abdomen is also black but has a wide orange band. The legs are mainly orange, but the femurs of the rear legs are black.

    Identification difficulty

    Found around hedgerows and meadows.

    When to see it

    Spring and summer.

    Life History

    Thought to parasitise small caterpillars.

    UK Status

    Status in Britain not known.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known

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