Leafminers in basil

carlos_asut(8b)June 8, 2005

I have a severe attack of leafminers in my basil.

Searching the net I find two species that attack basil: Liriomyza trifolii and L. sativae but their description does not agree with the damage I observe: a brow, almost circular spot, with its center of a darker brown, looks very similar to alternaria leaf spot.

Somebody tell me it is a "blotch Leafminer," again, I can not find relevant information in the net.

Is there any way to control leafminers? Do they have any natural enemy? If so, where to get it?

Thanks

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Protect with row cover.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2005 at 1:39AM
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