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Apple Leaf Miner



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Apple Leaf Miner

Usually appear in

Late summer


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Caused By:-     The Larvae of the moth Lyonettia clerkella

Description

This picture shows the adult Apple Leafminer. Silvery white to brown tracks appear in the foliage of Prunus and Malus trees. These lavae of this small moth chews its way between the epidermis of the leaf. When they are pupating hammock like cocoons are attached to the bottom of the leaf.
Picture from Wikimedia Commons.
See also these other leaf miners CEDAR, CELERY, CHRYSANTHEMUM, DELPHINIUM, HOLLY, HOLM OAK, LABURNUM, LEAF, LILAC, SPINACH, PYRACANTHER.


Control

Usually this pest attacks too late in the season to affect mature trees, but young trees can be sprayed with insecticide when the attack is first seen.

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