Netelia infractor


    A largely orange species. It has a black stemmaticum (area between the ocelli) and a rather yellow face.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified 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.


    Various habitats.

    When to see it

    May to October.

    Life History

    Parasitic on certain moth larvae, favouring Noctuid and Notodontid hosts.

    UK Status

    It seems to be widespread in England although it is poorly recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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