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.
otherwise stated, all parasitoid / host miner associations of Chalcidoidea
are extracted from the Universal Chalcidoidea Database by Dr John
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
on a miner host name will open that species page on this website.