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.
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.