Citrus Leafminer


Name: Citrus Leafminer

Scientific name: Phyllocnistis citrella

Type: Moths and Butterflies

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Leaf miners

Color: Brown

Habitat: Farms

Size: 5 mm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Insect follows Geometridae family, and Lepidoptera order. It is light brown, wing is 5mm long. Larva are dangerous pests for citrus and some other plants. Larva dig tutas in leaves, causing dryness and leaf fall.

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