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03 de febrero de 2019

Welcome to Leafminers of North America

Hi everybody!

Thanks for adding your photos of leaf mines to this project. Just a few hours in and there are already over 600 observations! I wanted to mention a few things in addition to what is in the "About" section:

  • If your photos are already part of a regional leafminer project, there is no need to add them here, since I've created an umbrella project to keep track of them all: ...If you are aware of others (or decide to start one), just let me know and I'll add them on.
  • There is lots left to learn about leafminers, so if you encounter mines that can't be identified, I encourage you to try rearing them to adults. My rearing methods are outlined here:
  • For a complete accounting of what leafminers are known from every plant in North America, including mysteries that need further investigation, see my Leafminers of North America e-book:

There are well over 2000 species out there, and the umbrella project currently registers 119, so let's see how many more you can find!


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06 de febrero de 2019


We're off to a good start, with over 1200 leafminer observations included in the umbrella project just a few days after it was created. I expect I will be adding journal posts more often to the other project where people can add observations directly, so be sure to check there for updates:

Happy hunting!


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21 de febrero de 2019

Galls of North America project

Just a quick note to let folks know I've created a Galls of North America project...
...along with an umbrella project to keep track of all the existing regional gall projects...
...mirroring the Leafminers of North America project (, which has a corresponding umbrella project at

I'm not really focusing on galls right now, but it seemed like there was a need for this, since gall inducers (like leafminers) are spread over numerous taxonomic groups, and it's nice to have a centralized place to go looking for gall mysteries to solve.

Please spread the word as you see fit! @srall @susanhewitt @psyllidhipster @gwark @apgarm @edanko @harsiparker @catherineklatt @berkshirenaturalist @jasondombroskie

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