Enicospilus inflexus


    A large orange-bodied wasp it is similar to other Ophioninae species and care is needed with identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless confirmed 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.


    Found on moorland and sometimes attracted to light.

    When to see it

    Peak time is summer.

    Life History

    It is a parasitoid of Lasiocampid moths such as The Drinker and Oak Eggar.

    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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map