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




Many British torymids oviposit through plant tissue, usually into galls or developing seeds, but some oviposit into pupae concealed in silk or plant tissue. Torymid larvae may be entomophagous or, less commonly, phytophagous; some may even be both, feeding in turn on gall maker and gall tissue as in some Eurytomidae.

A total of 111 Torymidae are recorded in Britain and Ireland, slthough only 1 of these is recorded as a parasitoid of a British miner

Unless otherwise stated, all parasitoid / host miner associations of Chalcidoidea are extracted from the Universal Chalcidoidea Database by Dr John Noyes.

Clicking a chalcidoid name will search the database and return the synonymy, taxonomy, distribution, associates (both host plants and host insects), biology, economic references and images of that parasitoid.

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

Parasitoids Miner hosts

Monodontomerus obscurus Westwood, 1844 Lepidoptera
  Coleotechnites piceaella (Kearfott, 1903)

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