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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D1852-1

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Image Number D1852-1

A citrus leafminer larva creates a gallery, or mine, within a citrus leaf, thereby gaining protection from externally applied pesticides and leaving behind a fecal trail. The wound created by the larva also makes the plant more susceptible to citrus canker disease.

 

Photo by Peggy Greb.


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Last Modified: 7/29/2010