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Vegetable Leafminers

K.A. Delahaut
Revised:  1/24/2001
Item number:  A3754-E

Leafminers are the larval stage of flies, moths, sawflies, and beetles that often cause damage to leafy edible plants such as spinach and chard. This fact sheet focuses on the serpentine leafminer, the vegetable leafminer, and the spinach leafminer and details their life cycles, the destruction they can cause, and various means of effective control of these pests.

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