Australia

Macadamia leaf miner

Acrocercops chionosema

The wingspan is about 6 mm. Adults have dark forewings with three white bars across per wing. The hindwings are very narrow and have an extensive plume of hairs along the inner margin.

Damage: Macadamia leaf miner tunnels under the surface layer of leaves, sometimes on both sides of the leaf, causing young foliage to crumple. It is most severe on the new flush of young trees and during the spring growth flush of mature trees.