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Post by roller24 »

I noticed some leaves on one outdoor plant had some LeafMiner tunnels.
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I removed any visibly infected leaves, neemed the remaining plant, and sprayed well the ground beneath with an insecticide.
The adult fly eats a hole in the leaf, then lays eggs, the larvae eat there way to health, exit and fall on the ground to pupate.
More unsightly than being a plant destroyer, but a severe infestation could cause trouble.
The burnt areas are an earlier nutrient burn, and were not caused by the  pest
The burnt areas are an earlier nutrient burn, and were not caused by the pest
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Good post glad it popped up on the pics up top - Leaf Miners are a pain in the azz!

I had a ton of leaf miners on some Kiwano Melons and I could NOT get rid of them.. I swear they were in the plant for good and had came with it so I tossed it but not before they transferred over to my beloved sativa right next to it. I did a similar thing to you in removing the leaves with exception of that soil soak; Instead I coated the top soil with a light layer of Diatomaceous Earth a few weeks in a row. I love DE. Also worked nice but I wish it worked on the melons. They have such paper thin leaves..

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Not to defend the damnd pest or anything but... their artworks are pretty neat. Aside from the damage...

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Just sent this post to someone online who is dealing with some leaf minors

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Post by Roots »

Leafminers never really become a problem in my environment, i’ll see a damaged fan leaf every now and then but that’s about it.

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