Cherry Tomatoes - Spots on Leaves help

wicadaMay 2, 2012

Hello,

I was hoping someone can help me identify what these spots are on my Cherry Tomato plants or at least point me in the right direction? Also, is that a fly or some other type of insect and is it eating my plant? I can give you more info as needed.

Thanks

wicada

Here is a link that might be useful: Photos

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

It is a snipe fly laying eggs in the leaf which will hatch into leaf miners. The white spots are areas where the eggs have already been laid.

Normally leaf miners don't pose a big threat to tomato plants unless the infestation is severe. You can Google 'leaf miners' but you'll find they are difficult to control because the larvae hatch in between the layers of the leaf so pesticides can't reach them.

Yellow sticky traps to catch the adult flies and row covers are the most effective prevention. You can squeeze the egg masses with your fingers before they hatch to gain some control.

Dave

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 9:04PM
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wicada

Thanks Dave!!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 12:03PM
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