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EENY585: Aster leafminer moth Leucospilapteryx venustella (Clemens) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)

Figure 10. a) Mikania scandens leaf with tentiform or blotch mines caused by Leucospilapteryx venustella (Clemens) larvae. b) Open mine with larva and plant tissue damage; note the central accumulation of frass made by the larva

Credit: Rodrigo Diaz, University of Florida.