Citrus Leafminer is No Minor Problem!

The Citrus Leafminer (CLM), or Phyllocnistis citrella, is one of the many invertebrates that in its larval stage, damages citrus crops all over the world. From oranges to lemons, grapefruits to limes, this insect attacks the leaves of the citrus, forsaking the plant to infections such as citrus canker. The CLM larvae survives solely on the young leaves (especially under 4 years old) of the citrus plant, “mining” its way through each leaf and distorting or curling it as they go.