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Chestnut Oak Leaf - Japanagromyza viridula

Chestnut Oak Leaf - Japanagromyza viridula
Sprewell Bluff WMA, Talbot County, Georgia, USA
January 14, 2018
Can anyone tell me what insect made these holes in a chestnut oak leaf?

Moved tentatively
Moved from ID Request.

Oak shothole leafminer?
These were likely made by an adult female of the fly Japanagromyza viridula. Follow that link for a brief explanation of how the holes are made. It's possible that these were made by some other insect that poked or nibbled the leaf when it was first expanding; can't really say for certain at this stage.

 
Re: oak shothole leafminer
Thank you so much for the likely identification. Learning is a happy thing!

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