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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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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).
The highest abundance and frequency of leaf miners occurred in February, during the rainy season (Figure 2).
And leaf miners that survive the larval stage slice a distinctive round or crescent-shaped escape hole, then drop to the forest floor and metamorphose into adults.
Leaf miners that manage to make it through the larval Stage slice a distinctive round or crescent-shape escape hole in the mine, then drop to the forest floor and begin the transformation to adulthood.
and leaf miner [Aproaerema modicella]are important pests of berseem while the coccinellids and a syrphid fly are important predators.
Gently squash leaf miners with your fingers or remove infested leaves.
Well, maybe leaf miners, but that is easy to handle.
From next October there will be no chemical controls for lawn pests, soil grubs that devastate many vegetable crops, chrysanthemum and other leaf miners, and a range of problems that afflict fruit and vegetables, from plums to gooseberries and leeks to asparagus.
This contrasts with other systems, like those involving leaf miners or gall-makers, where plant genotype affects mine size or gall size, and this in turn affects attack rates by natural enemies (Fritz 1995).