leaf-miner


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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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They were aware, for instance, that the citrus stinkbug, citrus leaf-miner, leaf-feeding caterpillars, and aphids could--and would--attack their lemon, orange, pomelo and tangerine trees.
Introduction, release and recovery of several exotic natural enemies for biological control of the citrus leaf-miner, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, in Israel.
A proposed origin of the coffee leaf-miner, Leucoptera coffeella (Guerin-Meneville) (Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae).
Agents check tax documentation, ensure that drugs aren't being smuggled and inspect petals and stems for pests like moths, leaf-miner flies and spider mites, which can ruin crops in American fields.