Pests and Diseases forum: Eww Leaf Miners.

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Name: Sheri Boyd
Albany Ga (Zone 8b)
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Sherib381
Jun 2, 2016 3:35 PM CST
Yesterday evening as I was walking my yard taking photos of the Daylilies, I noticed this white streak on a few of my daylily leaves. Being an avid googler I immediately looked up what causes these streaks. To my surprise it took me to the AHS website pest and diseases. I'm worried sick! Sad What am I to do? I am by no means an expert in Daylilies but I love my flowers. Any suggestions? I've cut the leaves back on those that youngins or not blooming. Is there any thing I can spray, homemade preferably.
Thumb of 2016-06-02/Sherib381/088b04. The streaks.


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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 2, 2016 3:56 PM CST
Welcome!

They're not going to kill your daylilies but they do disfigure the leaves. I assume your search took you to this AHS page:

http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/leafminer.html

No home-made spray is going to affect leafminers because they are protected from them inside the leaf. This is always a problem with leafminer pests of various plants. I would take off and destroy individual leaves with mines rather than cut a whole plant back.
Name: Sheri Boyd
Albany Ga (Zone 8b)
learning all I can of Daylilies and
Daylilies
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Sherib381
Jun 3, 2016 6:06 AM CST
Thank you so much. I went through my garden last night and pulled away all the leaves with mines. I did find a larvae and killed it. I was hoping I was doing the right thing. I couldn't imagine cutting them all back at this time of year, they are all blooming so pretty. Thank You!
I was just sitting here enjoying the company, plants have a lot to say if you just take the time to listen.

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