Rice Leaf Miner Larva

John K. Saichuk, Meszaros, Anna  |  12/15/2011 1:43:02 AM

Rice leaf miner larva in leaf sheath. Bumps in leaves indicate leaf miners.

Rice Leaf Miner - Hydrellia griseola

Larvae tunnel between the layers of the leaf, attacking and killing leaves closest to the water. The larvae are legless, transparent or cream-colored. Larvae become yellow to green light as they feed. The larvae or pupae can be found by separating the layers of the leaf. Mature larvae are about ¼ inch long; they feed for 5 to 12 days before pupating.



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