Citrus leaf miner

Citrus leaf miner: Phyllocnistic citrella

Symptoms of damage:

  • Caterpillars are attacked tender leaves and feed on the epidermis
  • Making silvery appearance presence on the lower surface of leaves
  • Leaves-distorted and crinkled
  • Severe attack caused defoliation
  • Encourage the incidence of citrus canker

Identification of pest:

  • Eggs: Are minute, flattened presence on the lower side of the midrib
  • Larvae: Minute, yellowish or reddish and apodous settled down on the edge of the folded leaves
  • Adult:  Minute moth, black spot at the tip of the fore wing


  • Spraying of fenvalerate 0.2ml or dimethoate [Rogor] 2ml/l
  • Spray application of NSKE 5%



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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