Rice Leaf Miner - Hydrellia griseola
Larvae tunnel between the layers of the leaf, attacking and killing leaves closest to the water. The larvae or pupa
e can be found by separating the layers of the leaf. Larvae feed for 5 to 12 days before pupating. Adults emerge after 5 to 9 days and live 2 to 4 months. Under ideal conditions, the life cycle can be completed in as few as 15 days. In cool weather, the life cycle can extend for more than one month.
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