white tracks on leaves

Conor Roche asked 13 years ago

I am having trouble with small maggott type creatures that appear between the top and bottom surfaces of the leaves and leave white tracks along the leaves of cabbage, brussells sprouts, kale, brocoli and even geraniums and other plants. What is this and what can I do to get rid of them?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
This group of insects are known as leaf miners, feeding inside the leaf, then pupating. They can cause disfiguring of leaves in a wide range of plants, different species of leaf miner. In general the damage is not very severe and they are just ignored. 

If damage is persistent year after year and severe, affected plants might need to be sprayed.