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

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HYMENOPTEROUS PARASITOIDS

ICHNEUMONIDAE

Introduction

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More than 2,500 species of Ichneumonidae (including several in prep.) are currently recorded from Britain and Ireland (see Checklist of British and Irish Ichneumonidae by G. Broad, updated March 2016.

British & Irsh Ichneumonidae and the percentage of recorded insect associates
British & Irsh Ichneumonidae and the percentage of recorded insect associates (n=2545)

About 10% of the British and Irish miners have Ichneumonidae parasitoids; about 63% of the British and Irish miners have Ichneumonidae partners listed in Yu (2012) but these do not include British and Irish miners; about 26% of the British and Irish Ichneumonidae have no partners listed in Yu (2012); and about 1.4% have no known partners as they were described post-2012 or are in preparation. At present, of the 1,103 British and Irish miners discussed here 387 (c. 35%) have no known Hymenoptera parasitoids, although it is likely that most of them are yet to be discovered.

British & Irsh Ichenumonidae and the percentage of British & Irish miner hosts by Order
British & Irsh Ichenumonidae and the percentage of British & Irish miner hosts by Order (n=267)

The majority of the known British and Irish miner hosts of the known British and Irish Ichneumonidae are Lepidoptera (92%).

The distribution of British and Irish parasitoids of all orders is not well known, with large areas devoid of records.

See Identification key to the subfamilies of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) and Begnners guide to identifying British ichneumonids.

All of the parasitoids and their associated host miners listed here occur in Britain (albeit in quaratine or glasshouses only). The associations themselves, however, may not be from Britain or Ireland.

Unless otherwise stated, all parasitoid / host miner associations of Ichneumonidae are extracted from World Ichneumonoidea by Dicky Sick Ki Yu (http://www.taxapad.com/index.php).



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