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Sweetpotato leafminer (341) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Sweetpotato leaf miner, morning glory leafminer

Scientific Name

 Bedellia somnulentella; previously known as Bedellia ipomoeae.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and Sweet potato leafminer (Bedellia somnulentella) Plantwise Knowledge Bank. (; and Sweetpotato DiagNotes Bedellia somnulentella (Zeller). (; and from Discover Life Bedellia somnulentella (Zeller 1847 Morning glory leafminer. ( Photo 1 Ben Smart Bedellia somnulentella UK Moths. ( Photo 2 Mark Dreiling, Photo 3 Bedellia somnulentella Wikipedia. (

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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