Leaf Miner
Lance S. Risley, William Paterson University And Lance S. Risley and Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org

Leaf Miners are the tiny larvae of various insects such as Flies, Sawflies, Small Moths and Beetles.



The larvae feed on leaves by tunneling between the upper and lower leaf surfaces. Feeding damage results in dead, brown, irregular patterns on the leaf. Leaf Miners are difficult to see or eliminate, as they stay completely obscured within the leaf.


Leaf Miners are found throughout the United States.