leaf miner


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leaf miner

n.
Any of numerous insects, especially moths and flies, that in the larval stage burrow into and feed on the internal tissue of leaves.

leaf miner

n
1. (Animals) any of various insect larvae that bore into and feed on leaf tissue, esp the larva of dipterous flies of the genus Philophylla (family Trypetidae) and the caterpillar of moths of the family Gracillariidae
2. (Animals) the adult insect of any of these larvae

leaf′ min`er


n.
any of various insect larvae, including small caterpillars, that tunnel into leaves and stems, leaving winding trails or broad blotches of pale tissue.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leaf miner - any of various small moths or dipterous flies whose larvae burrow into and feed on leaf tissue especially of the family Gracilariidaeleaf miner - any of various small moths or dipterous flies whose larvae burrow into and feed on leaf tissue especially of the family Gracilariidae
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
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D J Parker, via email A Your leeks may be a victim of the allium leaf miner which preys on all members of the onion family including leeks, shallots, chives and garlic.
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Dr Darren Evans, Reader in Ecology and Conservation at Newcastle University,said: "The leaf miner moth is really damaging to horse chestnut trees.
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However, for most Nigerians making these meals has recently become extremely expensive due to the ravaging of farms in the north of the country by the larvae of the tomato leaf miner moth (Tuta absoluta).