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Leaf Miners - Family GRACILLARIIDAE

This page contains pictures and information about Leaf Miner and Stem Borers that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

The caterpillars form tunnels and cavities in the spongy layer between the upper and lower surfaces of leaves. They live and feed inside the cavities. Later some species may cut and roll the leaf as shelter. They feed and pupate inside the shelter.

Their adult moths are slander and small in size. Their antennae are as long as or longer than their forewings. Their wings are narrows, with long hair along the hind wing margins. When rest, the moths can be distinguished by their habit of sitting up on their front legs.  

Leaf Miner
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Caterpillar length 5mm
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Last updated: July 17, 2011.