leaf miner


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leaf miner any of various small moths or dipterous flies whose larvae burrow into and feed on leaf tissue especially of the family Gracilariidae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Leaf miner (Zoöl) any one of various small lepidopterous and dipterous insects, which, in the larval stages, burrow in and eat the parenchyma of leaves; as, the pear-tree leaf miner Lithocolletis geminatella .
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In literature:

"Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891" by Various
This is the larva of one of the little leaf miners mentioned again on page 303.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
Leaf-miner, 86, 109, 204.
"Disease in Plants" by H. Marshall Ward
In the case of the leaf-miners and leaf-tiers, little difficulty is experienced in rearing the imagoes.
"Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects" by C. V. Riley

In news:

Calamagrostis canadensis, a native grass, thrives under an aspen canopy opened up after defoliation by larvae of the aspen leaf-miner.
Levi Strauss probably didn't have crunchy leaf hikes, date nights, or monkey bar maneuvers in mind when he first crafted durable workpants for a bunch of burly gold miners in 1850.
Leaf miner moths The three newly identified moths are part of the Urodeta genus, a group of moths that has not been very well-studied.