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By Fluff

Dorset, United Kingdom Gb

What's this then ... ferreting around the leaves of all my granny bonnets making horrid white runnels everywhere?

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It's a leaf miner of some sort. Four insect orders have members with larvae that specialise in feeding on the tissue inside leaves, Flies (Diptera), Moths and Butterflies (Lepidoptera), Sawflies (Hymenoptera) and Beetles (Coleoptera). The commonest are Flies and Moths.

31 May, 2010


Thats leaf minor. You need to remove all the leaves im afraid as the bug is inside. You spray with somethings - sorry I cant remember what. But Bamboo will know or someone else

31 May, 2010


Just checked and this one is a Dipteran (Fly).

31 May, 2010


So it's a baddy? But if I remove all the leaves won't the plant suffer? Thanks Fractal & Great ... you were quick! :O)

31 May, 2010


Cut them back and liquid feed. You should get another flush of growth with late flowers. Hopefully, this will also be outside the active period for the little fly that causes it.

31 May, 2010


Right thanks ... will do.

31 May, 2010


Uncle Fractal will keep you

31 May, 2010



31 May, 2010



1 Jun, 2010

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