Leek moth

Leek moth was mainly found in southern England but it is spreading north, it is not as frequently seen as the allium leaf mining fly. The caterpillars feed within the foliage and stems or bulbs of leeks, onions and related vegetables. 

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Leek moth

Quick facts

Common name Leek moth
Latin name Acrolepiopsis assectella
Plants affected Leek, onion, shallot, garlic
Main symptoms White patches on leaves, with young plants rotting and dying. Small caterpillars may be seen in the plant tissues
Caused by Caterpillars of a small moth
Timing April-October

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