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




Almost all trichogrammatids are primary, solitary or gregarious endoparasitoids of the eggs of other insects, notably those of Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Thysanoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and Neuroptera. One species of Trichogramma is known to occasionally develop as a facultative hyperparasitoid using a species of Telenomus in a lepidopteran egg as host (Strand & Vinson, 1984). A species of Lathromeris and one of Oligosita have been observed to develop as larval parasitoids of cecidomyiids (Diptera) (Viggiani & Laudonia, 1994)

A total of 37 Trichogrammatidae are recorded in Britiah and Ireland, but only 4 of these are parasitoids of British and Irish miners.

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

Trichogramma dendrolimi Matsumura, 1926 Lepidoptera
  Prays oleae Bernald, 1788

Trichogramma evanescens Westwood, 1833 Diptera
  Pegomya betae (Curtis, 1847)
  Pegomya hyoscyami (Panzer, 1809)
  Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839)
  Epinotia pygmaeana (Hübner, 1799)
  Epinotia tedella (Clerck, 1759)
  Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller, 1873)
  Prays oleae Bernald, 1788

Trichogramma minutum Riley, 1871 Diptera
  Pegomya hyoscyami (Panzer, 1809)
  Prays oleae Bernald, 1788

Trichogramma semblidis (Aurivillius, 1891) Diptera
  Pegomya hyoscyami (Panzer, 1809)
  Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller, 1873)

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