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Friday, December 07, 2007

Malvaceae Miner

Here is another spectacular twisting leaf mine in a leaf of Abutilon palmeri. This looks like the work of Liriomyza trifolii, the American serpentine leafminer as postulated in this post showing a similar mine on A. megapotamicum. Same plant genus, similar mine pattern however I haven't confirmed whether L. trifolii, a fly, uses abutilon as food. There is evidence it infests other species of Malvaceae.

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