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Leafminers - General (110) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Leafminers. See other fact sheets for separate species acccounts (Fact Sheet nos. 259, 262 and 377).

Scientific Name

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. (; and Leaf miner (2019) Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. (; 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, 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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