Basswood Leafminer

Basswood Leafminer Damage Becoming Evident

BYGL readers should be familiar with the Basswood Leafminer. We've reported on the skeletonizing and leafmining activities of this native beetle on its namesake host, American basswood for years. High populations cause entire basswood trees to become reddish-brown. Travelers on the northern portion of I-75 in Ohio will soon be treated to "flaming" basswoods gracing the woodlots along the route.
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Joe Boggs
Basswood Leafminer Found in Southwest Ohio boggs.47@osu.edu Sat, 09/17/2016 - 09:35
BYGL readers should be familiar with the Basswood Leafminer (Baliosus nervosus; previously Baliosus ruber).  We've reported on the skeletonizing and leafmining activities of this native beetle for years.  High populations cause entire trees to become reddish-brown, usually in mid-to-late August.
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Joe Boggs
Curtis E. Young