Six-spotted Wasp Cuckoo

Nysson trimaculatus

Description

Body length 6 to 8mm. There are three, paired yellow spots on the otherwise black abdomen.

Habitat

Hedgerows, scrub, anywhere that its hosts Gorytes laticinctus or Lestiphorus bicinctus can be found. Gorytes laticinctus is regular at the lagoons.

Status and distribution

Rare but widespread in the southern half of Britain. Spreading northwards but rare in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

June to September.