Citrus leafminer

Cultural and biological control methods

Budding control using irrigation, fertilisers and pruning. Natural enemies:
Citrostichus phyllocnistoides
PChrysoperla carnea

Critical stage

Budding in summer and autumn

Treatment criteria

Do not use chemical treatments on trees under production. On seedlings and plantlings, apply during 2nd generation, which is when their presence can be observed. Applications should be made on buds from 3 to 5 cm in size.

Active material recommended

Azadiractina ((applied to trunk)
Imidacloprid (applied via drip irrigation)

Scientific name

Phyllocnistis citrella staintion.