- Serpentine leafminer (Liriomyza huidobrensis) is an insect pest that has been detected in NSW.
- This pest poses a serious threat to Australian agricultural and horticultural industries.
- Report suspect detections in NSW immediately to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881
NSW Department of Primary Industries has established a serpentine leafminer primary industries liaison team to help primary producers navigate the challenges and impacts of serpentine leafminer on their business and industry.
You can contact the team by emailing [email protected] to discuss your individual business or industry circumstances.
Serpentine leafminer (Liriomyza huidobrensis) is an insect pest that has been detected in NSW.
Serpentine leaf miner poses a serious threat to Australian agriculture and horticultural industries. Severe infestations of serpentine leaf miner may result in premature leaf drop, poor growth, and reduced crop yields.
Serpentine leafminer was detected in an area of western Sydney on 22 October 2020. Serpentine leafminer is a small fly whose larvae feed internally on plant tissue, particularly the leaf. It affects a number of vegetable crops as well as a number of ornamental plants including cut flowers
Immediately report suspected serpentine leafminer to NSW DPI by one of the following methods:
- Call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline 1800 084 881
- Email [email protected] with a clear photo and your contact details
- Complete an online form
More information can be found on the NSW Department of Primary Industries website here.