Photo 1. Damage to leaf surface of Malay apple, caused by the leaf miner, Acrocercops patellata. Note, on the right side of the leaf the damage is between the veins
Photo 3. Adult moth of the leafminer, Acrocercops patellata, showing distinctive colour of the forewings.
Malay (or rose) apple leafminer; there is no accepted common name for this leafminer blotch moth.
Acrocercops patellata. It is a moth of the Gracillariidae.
AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
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.
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