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Leaf Miners

Description:

This leaf of about 8 cm in length has 2 twin leaf miners that began their journey at the top (stem) of the leaf and finished almost together in the center. The increase in the size of the trails shows the growth of the larvae. The end of the tunnels have a fat area where the larvae pupated and a hole where the adult emerged. The trails probably measure close to 30 cm in length and never recross their paths.

Habitat:

Dense forest in a ravine, Chorreadero Park above Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico.

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4 Comments

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 7 years ago

You are so observant. The mark of a true naturalist.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Thanks Hemma, these guys are fascinating and must have so many interesting characteristics that no one knows about.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Almost like a maze!!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Very interesting indeed!!

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 24, 2013
Submitted on Jan 31, 2013

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