Andreas Buben

Leaf Miners

Leaf miners destroy a plants aesthetic and can risk the vitality of a plant.


Leaf miner mining through apple mint - The mines in this leaf are pathways of a leaf miner. Andreas Buben

The leaf miner chews through the leaf as larva, until they pupate (black vessels) and emerge from the leaf as flying insect. They continue to lay eggs and the circle begins from anew.

Infested leaves should be removed and in the best case burned.