Serpentine leaf miner

serpentine leafminer

Photo: Merle Shepard, Gerald R Carner, and PAC Ooi, Insects and their Natural Enemies Associated with Vegetables and Soybean in Southeast Asia,

  • Liriomyza huidobrensis
  • Wide host range of over 40 species
  • Small (1-2.5 mm) black fly with yellow head and yellow spots on thorax
  • Larvae mine under the surface of stem or leaf tissue
  • Mines are white with dampened black and dried brown areas
  • Mines are typically serpentine, of irregular shape and increase in width as the larvae mature
  • Spread occurs with infested plant material

High priority pest of: Melons, Production nurseries, Tomatoes

Scientific name: Liriomyza huidobrensis
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Flies & Midges (DIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol