Have you been noticing leaves on your Meyer Lemon tree curling? Well the deformed foliage is from Citrus Leaf Miner. It shows up on the flush new growth produced midsummer. The adult citrus leaf miner is a tiny moth. The female moth lays her eggs on only tender new growth (spring growth is rarely attacked). After the larva hatches, it enters the leaf and feeds on the inside creating the deformed leaves. At this point insecticides wont help. Damage may look bad but it wont effect harvest. Leave tree alone and it will shed deformed leaves. You can prevent this from happening if you spray any insecticide containing Spinosad before new growth late May to early June.
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