I don't know what these wildflowers in training will become but the leaf miners sure do like them.
There's virtually nothing left for them to eat!
You're right. That's a very popular eating spot. I don't think I've seen that before.
I don't think I've seen that before.
Neither have I, at least to this extent. I should pull the leaves off so it doesn't spread to all the other plants. I'm not sure why I'm reluctant to do that.
My goodness. Many families have independently developed that mode of feeding their larvae
A leaf miner is the larva of an insect that lives in and eats the leaf tissue of plants. The vast majority of leaf-mining insects are moths (Lepidoptera), sawflies (Symphyta, a type of wasp) and flies (Diptera), though some beetles also exhibit this behavior https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf_miner
PUlling off the leaves might not help.
It has been suggested that some patterns of leaf variegation may be part of a defensive strategy employed by plants to deceive adult leaf miners into thinking that a leaf has already been preyed upon.
How interesting!! That is so cool....
That is indeed very interesting. Haven't heard that before.
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