Beware the Tomato Leaf Miner

Tomato Leaf Miner:  
Life stages and damage

Tomato Leaf Miner: Life stages and damage

The Tomato Leaf Miner, Tuta absoluta, is a pest of tomatoes. It is native to South America where it feeds on tomatoes and other plants in the potato family (Solanaceae). Prior to 2006, this pest was confined to South America. In 2006, it was reported in Spain and soon spread across Europe and into Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Tomato Leaf Miner is the caterpillar of a Gelechiid moth. The caterpillar tunnels and feeds in mines between the upper and…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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