Liriomyza trifolii is a Pest of greenhouses and warm climates, though it may seasonally escape in cooler climates. It is a Leaf Miner of many cultivated and weedy species.
== Description ==
A small yellow fly as an adult, a leaf-mining maggot as a larva.
== Symptoms and Signs ==
Mining of leaves, eventually causing leaf drop.
== Ecology ==
This insect has been spreading throughout the world over the past decades, believed to be transported on florist's materials.
== Host plants ==
Benincasa (Wax Gourd)
Gypsophila (Baby's Breath)
== Control ==
Cultural controls: Control weed hosts
Physical removal: Rogue out infested plants, dispose of infested materials quickly
Pesticides: Cyromazine, Abamectin
Predators and parasites: Parasitic Wasps and Ants
== References ==
University of Florida
Hawaii Extension Service
North Carolina State University