Host specificity of leaf-mining insects in lowland rainforests of New Guinea

Leaf mining insects are feeding inside leaves of their host plants and are thus intimately associated with their host. We have studied leaf-mining communities, composed from moths, beetles and flies, on 90 species of trees in a lowland rainforest.

Study leaders at our Center: Steven Sau, Martin Keltim, Erik Brus, Scott Miller

Pictures: [ Leaf miners ]