Aster leafminer moth Leucospilapteryx venustella (Clemens) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)

Figure 1. Adult resting posture of Leucospilapteryx venustella (Clemens).  Leucospilapteryx venustella (Clemens) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) is a small, mostly light brown moth that during its larval stages creates mines in the leaves of plants in the family Asteraceae. Feeding damage by the early instars is characterized by serpentine mines that are expanded by later instars to form tentiform or blotch mines. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Rodrigo Diaz, Esteban Tapia, Veronica Manrique, William Overholt, and Donald Davis, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, February 2014.

EENY038/IN165 Citrus Leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Phyllocnistinae)

Revised! EENY038, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by J. B. Heppner and Thomas R. Fasulo, is part of the Featured Creatures collection. It describes this potentially serious pest of citrus that was discovered in Florida in 1993 — distribution, description, biology, host plants, damage, survey and management. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, April 2010.