Liriomyza trifolii

American Serpentine Leafminer
Binomial:Liriomyza trifolii
Order: Diptera
Damaging stages:Larvae

Liriomyza trifolii is a Pest of greenhouses and warm climates, though it may seasonally escape in cooler climates. It is a Leaf Miner of many cultivated and weedy species.

Description edit

A small yellow fly as an adult, a leaf-mining maggot as a larva.

Symptoms and Signs edit

Mining of leaves, eventually causing leaf drop.

Ecology edit

This insect has been spreading throughout the world over the past decades, believed to be transported on florist's materials.

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