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What is this on my bougainvillea?

The some leaves have these shiny films on them then the leaves die. What is this? I live in Miami Florida.


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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 03/16/2019 @ 9:08 pm

Looks like it is the work of Leaf Miners though you could have multiple pests. Curled leaves and sticky substance are signs of pests and the sticky substance is called Honeydew.
Treat the vine with Neem Oil.
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