New on Featured Creatures! Erythrina leafminer. By Sourakov.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures!

Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The erythrina leafminer is a member of the genus Leucoptera, which are leaf borers that can cause severe damage to plant crops, such as coffee or apples. Even though these moths are 1/20 to 1/10 the size of an average moth, they can cause serious damage.

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Damage to the coral bean plant (Erythrina herbacea) by erythrina leafminer (Leucoptera erythrinella). Photograph by Andrei Sourakov, University of Florida.

Author: Andrei Sourakov, University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History.

Available at: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/shrubs/Leucoptera_erythrinella.htm