Madrone: Madrone leafminer

categories: Madrone Madrone Insects Ornamental trees Ornamentals

revision date: 2022-11-23 04:28

Madrone leafminer and shieldbearer damage.
Madrone leafminer and shieldbearer damage
Photo by: S.J. Collman


Larvae of this leaf and twig mining moth blaze sinuous, serpentine mines across the upper sides of leaves. Since leafminers usually cause only minor damage, they do not affect the long-term health of the tree.

Management Options

Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for successful plant problem management.

Non-chemical Management

Select non-chemical management options as your first choice!

  • Natural predators may help control populations. Encourage predators such as green lacewings and spiders.

Chemical Management

IMPORTANT: Visit Home and Garden Fact Sheets for more information on using pesticides.

  • None recommended