holly leaf miner

noun

Definition of holly leaf miner

: a small black fly (Phytomyza ilicis) having a yellowish larva that tunnels in the leaves of various hollies

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“Holly leaf miner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holly%20leaf%20miner. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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