- any of various insect larvae that bore into and feed on leaf tissue, esp the larva
of dipterous flies of the genus Philophylla (family Trypetidae) and the caterpillar of moths of the family Gracillariidae
- the adult insect of any of these larvae
Example Sentences Including 'leaf miner'
Dacnusa sibirica is an endoparasite which parasitizes by laying an egg in the leaf miner larva.
Successful Organic Pest Control
S Allan, Edinburgh you have one of the major pests which affect this group of plants, the holly leaf miner.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
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