Most hollies have some leaves infested with leaf miner. The damage can be unsightly but has little impact on the plant’s growth or vigour.
Common name Holly leaf minerScientific name Phytomyza ilicisPlants affected Holly (Ilex species)Main symptoms Yellowish-purple blotches on the upper leaf surfaceMost active All year
Holly leaf miner is a small fly with larvae that cause discoloured blotches by feeding inside holly leaves.
Brown leaves on woody plantsHolly leaf blightLeaf damage on woody plantsPhytophthora ramorum and P. kernoviaeWeather damage
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