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LeafMiner Liriomyza bryoniae, Liriomyza trifolii

LeafMiner

Leaf miners belong to the order Diptera (the true flies) and form the family Agromyzidae. This is a family of small flies whose larvae tunnel into the leaves of plants, creating ‘mines’. The leaf miner species that cause damage in horticultural crops are mostly polyphagous; that is, they feed on many crops.

Leaf miners belong to the order Diptera (the true flies) and form the family Agromyzidae. This is a family of small flies whose larvae tunnel into the leaves of plants, creating ‘mines’. The leaf miner species that cause damage in horticultural crops are mostly polyphagous; that is, they feed on many crops.