The leaf and stem mines of British flies and other insects

(Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera)

by Brian Pitkin, Willem Ellis, Colin Plant and Rob Edmunds




The family currently includes 460 genera and 3,735 species placed in 2 subfamilies. 238 species of Encyrtidae are recorded in Britain and Ireland, only six of which are paraistoids of British and Irish miners.

Clicking on a parasitoid name will search the database and return the current name, original name, original reference, distribution and a link to partners, including non-British species. Only links to identified host species are included in this list.

Clicking on a miner host name will open that species page on this website.

Parasitoids Miner hosts

Ageniaspis atricollis (Dalman, 1820) Lepidoptera
  Yponomeuta padella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Ageniaspis fuscicollis (Dalman, 1820) Lepidoptera
  Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, 1856
  Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839)
  Ocnerostoma piniariella Zeller, 1847
  Prays oleae (Bernard, 1788)
  Yponomeuta padella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Ageniaspis testaceipes (Ratzeburg, 1848) Lepidoptera
  Phyllonorycter blancardella (Fabricius, 1781)
  Phyllonorycter dubitella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
  Phyllonorycter harrisella (Linnaeus, 1761)
  Phyllonorycter quercifoliella (Zeller, 1839)
  Phyllonorycter rajella (Linnaeus, 1758)
  Phyllonorycter salictella (Zeller, 1846)
  Phyllonorycter stettinensis (Nicelli, 1852)

Copidosoma filicorne (Dalman, 1820) Lepidoptera
  Caryocolum alsinella (Zeller, 1868)
  Caryocolum blandella (Douglas, 1852)
  Exoteleia dodecella (Linnaeus, 1758)
  Scrobipalpa instabilella (Douglas, 1846)
  Scrobipalpa ocellatella (Boyd, 1858)

Copidosoma peticus (Walker, 1846) Lepidoptera
  Coleophora alnifoliae Barasch, 1934
  Coleophora anatipennella (Hübner, 1796)
  Coleophora follicularis (Vallot, 1802)
  Coleophora hemerobiella (Scopoli, 1763)
  Coleophora limosipennella (Duponchel, 1843)
  Coleophora lutipennella (Zeller, 1838)
  Coleophora saturatella Stainton, 1850
  Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus, 1761)
  Coleophora solitariella Zeller, 1849
  Coleophora trochilella (Duponchel, 1843)
  Coleophora vibicella (Hübner, 1813)

Parablastothrix vespertina Mercet, 1917 Lepidoptera
  Stigmella salicis (Stainton, 1854)

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