Photo 1. Upper leaf surface of cowpea with snake-like mines and blotches damaged by cowpea leafminer, Phodoryctis caerulea.
Photo 4. Adult cowpea leafminer, Phodoryctis caerulea, showing upright angle when at rest, and the fringed upturned trailing edges of the wings
Phodoryctis caerulea. It was previously known as Acrocercops caerulea, and it has been recorded as Phodoryctis centrometra from Fiji. It is a moth of the Gracillariidae.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; Photos 1-4 Mani Mua, SPC. Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji. Photo 5 Wikipedia. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phodoryctis_caerulea).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
This mini fact sheet is a part of the app Pacific Pests, Pathogens & Weeds
The mobile application is available from the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes.