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Leaf miner
Leaf Miner Tomato.jpg
A mined tomato leaf
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta

Leaf miner is a term used to describe the larvae of many different species of insect which live in and eat the leaf tissue of plants. The vast majority of leaf-mining insects are moths (Lepidoptera), sawflies (Symphyta) and flies (Diptera), though some beetles and wasps also exhibit this behavior.

Identifying Features[]

From May onwards leaves may show the damage caused when the white grubs burrow inside, this later turns into blisters. Younger plants are more at risk.

Treatment[]

No treatment available.

Prevention[]

Remove damaged leaves.

Examples[]

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