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Leaf miner trails in Texas lantana leaf

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Leaf Miner Trails in Texas Lantana Leaf 7260

The leaves of Texas lantana (Lantana urticoides) are fragrant, but of course I can’t convey that to you in a photograph. What I can convey is the intricate design that I found on one of those leaves in Great Hills Park on October 5th. The design isn’t an intrinsic feature of the plant but is caused by any of various insect larvae known as leaf miners.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 25, 2015 at 4:22 AM

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