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pleased by the discovery of slugs, snails and leaf miners. One commenter suggested I take a closer look at leaf miners, which he described as "fascinating".Leaf miners literally 'mine' leaves, tunnelling through them and eating them from the inside, before
chestnut leaf miner. The tiny caterpillars, only a few millimetres long, chew away the inside of the leaf, feeding between upper and lower surface, and leaving the pale air-filled void. Each leaf can have up to 50 mines in it. The moth, a massive 7 mm from
I generally am a live & let live sort of person with most leaf miners as with other garden insects/pests but I do get really rather cross about the devastation that miners always do to my Iris foetidissima leaving almost white stripy leaves
Having recently moved to the South of England from the North, where I used to grow good leeks over winter, I was surprised to find my first crop here devastated by allium leaf miner. I have checked the RHS and other websites and can confirm
was To Plant Them In My Local Park, But They Seem to Be suffering From a Plague of Leaf Miner. Anyone Got Any tips on How To Control Them The chestnut Trees In The local Park Are Also under Siege but I'm more concerned About My Babies. Would really appreciate
treatment for leaf miner fly? If so, what is it? A systemic insecticide will deal with it, but you really have to spray before they appear. They are harmless, just disfiguring.
to feed. After 2-3 weeks, the larvae pupate inside the leaves and emerge as adults. The damage is mostly cosmetic but where many leaves are affected, the plant may be weakened or die. Different species of leaf miner fly affect specific plants.A maze
from the sun and rain, the children play around the trunk, and I can't be the only one thrilled each spring with the dramatic way it comes back to life from its winter dormancy. Hearing that this tree was being attacked by leaf miners and would probably
A grub, the larva of small flies and some moths, which tunnels into the leaves of plants. Damage to the leaves takes the form of a pattern of semi-transparent lines or pale, blistered patches.
of leaf mines. I'm not an expert on mines, but it just didn't look right. I think I must never have seen these delicate angular leaves attacked so.My first thought was that the mines had exactly the same shape and form as those scarring the horse chestnuts