Liriomyza trifolii

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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 | edit source]

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

Symptoms and Signs[edit | edit source]

Mining of leaves, eventually causing leaf drop.

Ecology[edit | edit source]

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

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Control[edit | edit source]

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