leaf miner


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leaf miner

[′lēf ‚mīn·ər]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of the larvae of various insects which burrow into and eat the parenchyma of leaves.
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The leaf miner attracted attention shortly after its invasion because of its clearly apparent damage pattern (Heitland, Freise, Sturm, & Lenz, 2005).
In this respect, several studies have been carried out in recent years on the leaf miner of citrus fruits in various citrus growing countries of the world.
Now researchers at Newcastle University, and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, who have been studying the spread of the moth, are asking people to help record where damage caused by the leaf miner moth has occurred.
As well as the website, there is also a smartphone app that can be used to upload records of damage caused by the leaf miner moth.
Whether it be the effective management of the tomato leaf miner pest or how Nigeria can benefit from the expected $1 trillion African agriculture and agribusiness sector by 2030, one thing is clear: "the best solution still remains an integrated approach," says Claudius-Cole.
Leaf miner incidence in coffee plants under different drip irrigation regimes and planting densities.
Table 1--Average number of lesions and severity of Alternaria alternata in leaves from different tangerine genotypes in the presence (CLM damage) and absence (CLM control) of citrus leaf miner lesions (2010 and 2011).
Prof Hugh Evans, who leads the project for Forest Research in Wales, said the leaf miner burrows inside Horse Chestnut leaves, causing them to go brown.
Among these citrus leaf miner (CLM) Phyllocnistis citrella (Stainton) causes a huge loss of quality citrus fruits (Khair, 2004).
We have the chestnut leaf miner, ash die-back fungus, and now the unlikeliest invader of all, the demon shrimp.