Echinops leaf miner

Globe thistle (Echinops) foliage can be mined by the larvae of a fly that feeds within the leaves.

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Leaf mines in Echinops foliage.

Quick facts

Common name Echinops leaf miner
Scientific name Phytomyza bipunctata
Plants affected Globe thistle (Echinops)
Main cause Larvae of a leaf-mining fly tunnelling in the foliage
Timing Spring and summer

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