Pea leaf miner, Liriomyza huidobrensis


Short description of Liriomyza huidobrensis, Pea leaf miner

Adult flies are tiny (about 2mm long) with black and yellow body and clear wings; larvae live in a narrow, twisting leaf mine following leaf veins or mid-rib (or on young pea pods) on numerous crop plants.

Description of Liriomyza huidobrensis, Pea leaf miner status in GB

 Pea leaf miner is not established in GB, has been found in glasshouses in England and Wales from where it has been eradicated on discovery.

Habitat summary: Liriomyza huidobrensis, Pea leaf miner

In GB occurs in glasshouses as a pest of protected crops and once in a shop (Potton, Bedfordshire) on peas imported from Nicaragua.

Overview table

Environment: Terrestrial
Species status: Unknown
Native range: Southern America
Functional type: Herbivore
Date of first record: Unknown

Distribution map

GB Distribution from NBN Atlas

Author's name:

Dr Ian McLean

Last updated:

December 2nd 2015

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