Vulgichneumon saturatorius


Over all length 8 to 10mm. A black ichneumon with a white spot at the tip of the abdomen, a white scutellum and broad white bands on the antennae. The legs are red.


Woodland edge and hedgerows, where the adults visit umbellifers for nectar. The larvae parasitise the caterpillars of the Silver-Y moth.

Status and distribution

Poorly recorded but seems to be dispersed widely over England but not reported from Wales or Scotland.

Best time to see

April to September.