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2018-03-15T04:00:00.0000000Z
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Leaf miner on Malay Rose Apple - ID Request

Dear Pest-Netters,

Kindly attached are few pictures of a leaf miner on Malay Apple (Syzygium malaccense) in Fiji. 

Please if someone could assist with the ID of this particular species. The pictures of the damage symptoms are not so clear but hoping its enough to help recognise the adult moths. 

Many thanks in advance

Mani Mua
Plant Health - Pacific Community (SPC)
Sigatoka Research Station
Fiji
Ph: (+679) 805 9489/ 731 7786

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2018-03-15T14:00:00.0000000Z

The leaf-miner is a Gracillariidae. If you can send specimens, Robert Hoare at Landcare Research could probably help with the identification

Peter

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2018-07-02T01:51:22.9207972Z

As Peter says the moth is a Gracillariidae.

It looks like Acrocercops patellata
which is here:
https://www.papua-insects.nl/insect%20orders/Lepidoptera/Gracillariidae/Acrocercops/Acrocercops%20patellata.htm

regards,

Gerald

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