More than 900 British leaf, stem, twig, bark and samara mines are included in this account. Keys are provided for the identification of mines on 484 of the 881 host plant genera discussed, although for 119 of these host plant genera the keys to Diptera and non-Dipera are separate. No keys for the identification of the mines are included for the 397 remaining host plant genera, as although they may include miners elsewhere they either do not occur in Britain or they are treated elsewhere under a different name. An additional key is provided to the species of Liriomyza recorded in glasshouses and/or quarantine interceptions.
Checklists are provided for all insect species discussed. Checklists
by scientific and common name (where they exist) are given for
all host plants. More images are needed to enhance the keys and species accounts and the presence or absence of images is included in the checklists.
synonymy and known host plants, biology and distribution,
where known, are given for all species included, along with a
list of known parasitoids.
now exist for a total of 587 species, although not all are miners. These images are mainly sourced from Bladmineerders en plantengallen van Europa and British
Leafminers, but include some originals taken by Brian Pitkin and many others (see Acknowledgements).
Links, where they
exist, are included to species accounts in Bladmineerders en plantengallen van Europa (formerly Nederlandse bladmineerders and Bladmineerders van Europa), British
Leafminers (including 243 links to The National Leafmining Lepidoptera Scheme distribution maps) and UKMoths. Links (where they exist) for all species are given to the Biodiversity
Heritage Library, Encyclopedia
of Life, Fauna
Europaea (including distribution lists by country), National Biodiversity Network (including 988 distribution maps), Ireland's National Biodiversity Data Centre (including 241 interactive maps of moths), the Universal
Chalcidoid Database, Google, Google Scholar and Google Images.
images of host plants are provided for 319 of the
881 host plant genera, although not all are known host plant species of
miners in Britain. Links from 291 of the 327 illustrated host plant
species are provided to the Interactive maps in the Online Atlas of the British and Irish flora, showing their distribution. Links to images of host plant species in British Wild Flowers by John Somerville et al. are also provided. Links to BSBI's plant crib is provided for 193 of 882 host genera discussed in the Keys.
you notice any errors or omissions please contact Brian
Pitkin. There is hyperlink to his e-mail address at the
foot of every page. Just click on his name to launch your own
e-mail application. Please quote the name of the insect, parasitoid
or host plant in the subject of your e-mail.
Liriomyza huidobrensis (Diptera)
Bayer Crop Science video on YouTube
Gracillarid (Lepidoptera) larva feeding
enyagene video on YouTube
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly by Ryan Perry
Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera) on YouTube