Boxwood Leafminer

Boxwood Leafminer 2020 Prediction

Boxwood leafminer activity is already very evident on their namesake host in southwest Ohio. This does not bode well for 2020. As the midge fly leaf mining activity further delaminates the upper and lower leaf surfaces, symptoms may become apparent by the end of this season. They will certainly intensify next spring.
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Joe Boggs

Boxwood Leafminer Flies Fly

Participants in this week's Greater Cincinnati BYGLive! Diagnostic Walk-About were treated to an enormous swarm of boxwood leafminer adult flies flitting around their namesake host. The flies are a type of wood midge and belong to the same family (Cecidomyiidae) as gall midges.
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Joe Boggs

Be Alert for Boxwood Leafminer

Boxwoods with yellow to brown leaves are common this spring in a number of locations in Ohio. Some of the leaf browning is due to winter injury; some was caused by salt damage. However, a close examination may also reveal the telltale blister-like leaf symptoms caused by the boxwood leafminer.
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Joe Boggs

Boxwoods Go Snap, Crackle, and Pop!

I've already posted a BYGL Alert on Boxwood Leafminer this season that described its life-cycle, detection, and management. However, I only briefly described one of the most notable side effects associated with this non-native midge fly: odd rustling or popping sounds radiating from heavily infested boxwoods.
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Joe Boggs
Curtis E. Young

Browned Boxwoods

Boxwoods with light brown to golden brown leaves are common this spring in Greater Cincinnati. Some of the leaf browning is due to winter injury; some was caused by salt damage. However, a close examination may also reveal the telltale blister-like leaf symptoms caused by the boxwood leafminer.
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Joe Boggs