Opheltes glaucopterus


Body length 15 - 22mm. A large species that is mainly orange with a black tip to the abdomen, the sides and rear half of the thorax and large black eyes.


Woodland edge and hedgerows. It is a nocturnal species that feeds from umbelliferous flowers. The larvae are parasites on the larvae of Cimbex sawflies.

Status and distribution

Not very well known due to being poorly recorded. Recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to September.