BIOSECURITY ALERT - Serpentine Leafminer

Pest

Liriomyza huidobrensis Serpentine Leafminer

Date
05 November 2020

Location
Greater Sydney – New South Wales

Situation
Serpentine leafminer (also known as Pea leafminer) Liriomyza huidobrensis has recently been found infesting field-grown vegetables in western Sydney (October 2020). New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and Greater Sydney Local Land Services (GS LLS) are mounting a response to delimit (undertake surveillance) the current distribution of the pest with an eye to eradication or containment and control.