Control of leaf miners on pot and bedding plants

This factsheet provides guidance on the control of various leaf miner species (seven are summarised) impacting bedding and pot plant crops. Detail is presented on:

  • Recognition of native and quarantine leaf miner species
  • Sources of infestation
  • Life cycle of the pest
  • Damage symptoms
  • Control, including monitoring, cultural, biological and chemical control measures

Insecticide products are summarised within a table.

This information was updated in 2007. 

Useful links

Download the Crop Walker's Guide for Bedding and Pot Plants for further information