Parasitoids of Dipteran leafminers, Diglyphus spp. (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Eulophidae)
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Li, Jian, and Dakshina R. Seal. 2011. “Parasitoids of Dipteran Leafminers, Diglyphus Spp. (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): EENY 484/IN877, 12/2010”. EDIS 2011 (1). Gainesville, FL.


This 3-page illustrated fact sheet describes these promising biological control agents for agromyzid leafminers (Diptera: Agromyzidae) — distribution, description, hosts, and economic importance. Includes references. Written by Jian Li and Dakshina R. Seal, Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology as part of the Featured Creatures Collection, December 2010.

EENY 484/IN877: Parasitoids of Dipteran leafminers, Diglyphus spp. (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) (
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