Photo 1. Adult vegetable leafminer, Liriomyza sativae (side view). The adults feed on sap from leaves and nectar.
Photo 5. Characteristic patterns of damage on tomato made by the larvae or maggots of a Liriomyza leafminer feeding just under the surface layer of the leaves.
Leafminers. See other fact sheets for separate species acccounts (Fact Sheet nos. 259, 262 and 377).
Liriomyza sativae (vegetable leafminer); Liriomyza trifolii (chrysanthemum leafminer), Liriomyza huidobrensis (serpentine leafminer); Liriomyza brassicae (cabbage or serpentine leafminer).
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Waterhouse DF, Norris KR (1987) Biological Control Pacific Prospects. Inkata Press; and Liriomyza huidobrensis (serpentime leafminer), Liriomyza brassicae (serpentine leafminer (2018), Liriomyza sativae (vegetable leaf miner) (2018) and Liriomyza trifolii (American serpentine leafminer) (2018) Crop Protection Compendium. (www.cabi.org/cpc); and Leaf miner (2019) Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. (http://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/plant/leaf-miner#how-to-identify-leaf-miner); and from Sooda A et al. (2017) Multiplex real-time PCR assay for the detection of three invasive leafminer species: Liriomyza huidobrensis, L. sativae and L. trifolii (Diptera: Agromyzidae). Austral entomology 56, 153-159. Photo 1 Pest and Diseases Image Library, Bugwood.org. Photo 2&5 J. Poorani, National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Insects (formerly PDBC), Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Photos 3&4 Ella Pirtle, cesar, 293, Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Photos 6&7 Peter Ridland. University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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