A striking, large ichneumon with exceptionally long, orange antennae and orange legs. The abdomen is black and orange.
Various habitats in search of its host species.
Summer and early autumn.
It is a parasitoid of the Lobster Moth. It could be also be attacking other suitably large hosts in Britain, we just don’t know.
A local and infrequent species in Britain, it is thought to be scarcer than its host the Lobster Moth.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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