Boxwood Leafminer Monarthropalpus flavus (Schrank, 1776)Non-native  

Status:

"The species, an immigrant from Europe, was introduced into North America during colonial times with potted boxwood. Now widespread" (BugGuide).

Relationships:

"Larve form 5 mm blisters on the upper sides of boxwood leaves. This is the only gall midge on boxwood in North America. The genus Buxus is not native and has no native gall makers" (BugGuide).

There is 1 record in the project database.

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A Boxwood Leafminer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/23/2017). Determined by John F. Carr/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Boxwood Leafminer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/23/2017). Determined by John F. Carr/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)


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