Latest Leaf miner Stories
A new species of leaf miner from the important family Gracillariidae has been recently discovered in the depths of the Brazilian jungle and described in the open access journal Zookeys.
WOBURN, Mass., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many states now have a new tool in their pest management arsenal; today Arborjet (http://www.arborjet.com) announced that TREE-ageÂ® insecticide received expanded label approval from the EPA to control several invasive species such as Western Pine Beetle, Mountain Pine Beetle and other associated Engraver Beetles.
A newly identified relationship between a fly and a weedy mustard-type plant promises to answer many long-standing questions surrounding the evolutionary arms race between plant-eating insects and their host plants.
Thomas Marler recently published the results of his research that reveal some of the attributes of the long-lived leaves of Guam's Cycas micronesica plants.
The Agromyzidae family, often called Leaf-miner flies, consists of 2500 species worldwide. Species vary in size and wingspans from less than four hundredth of an inch to one quarter of an inch. Adults can be distinguished by the hardening on the frontal vitta of the head which leads to the area having a different color and texture from the rest of the head. All species feature compound eyes that are normally oval and smaller in size. The wings are usually glassy and transparent...
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