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Leaf miner
Leaf Miner Tomato
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 FeaturesEdit

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.

TreatmentEdit

No treatment available.

PreventionEdit

Remove damaged leaves.

ExamplesEdit

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