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Tulip Tree Leaf Miner (Sassafras Weevil)


444-279 (ENTO-111NP)

Authors as Published

Eric R. Day, Manager, Insect Identification Laboratory, Virginia Tech

    Cover, Tulip Tree Leaf Miner (Sassafras Weevil)

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Plants Attacked: Yellow poplar, sassafras, and magnolia.

Description of Damage: Rice-shaped holes about 1/16 inches result from adult feeding. Larval feeding forms mines, usually two per leaf. If they are both on the same side of midrib, one is extensive, and the other dwarfed. If the insect lays eggs on opposite sides of the midrib, both mines develop normally.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.


March 3, 2015

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