Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mentha suaveolens

round-leaved mint

synonym: Mentha macrostachya, sylvestris Sole

organ parasitic mode stage note taxonomic group parasite
leaf leaf spot Capnodiales Ramularia lamii
root collar vagrant doubtful Miridae Capsus ater
leaf vagrant Geometridae Microloxia herbaria
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Chrysolina bankii
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Cassida viridis
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Longitarsus lycopi
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Chrysolina grossa
root vagrant Chrysomelidae Longitarsus ordinatus
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Chrysolina viridana
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Chrysolina polita
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Chrysolina herbacea
leaf vagrant Chrysomelidae Chrysolina lucida
leaf hidden Gelechiidae Acompsia schmidtiellus
leaf vagrant Tortricidae Cacoecimorpha pronubana
leaf hidden Pyralidae Moitrelia obductella
leaf hidden Crambidae Pyrausta aurata
leaf miner Chrysomelidae Dibolia occultans
stem borer larva Curculionidae Datonychus melanostictus
root collar borer larva Apionidae Squamapion flavimanum
leaf gall Eriophyidae Aceria megacera
leaf vagrant Aphididae Eucarazzia elegans
leaf vagrant Aphididae Aphis gossypii
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Aphis frangulae
fruit gall Cecidomyiidae Asphondylia menthae
leaf down Erysiphales Golovinomyces monardae
leaf vagrant summer generation Aphididae Myzus persicae
leaf gall Aphididae Aphis affinis
leaf miner Agromyzidae Phytomyza petoei
leaf miner Buprestidae Trachys scrobiculatus
stem gall Apionidae Squamapion vicinum
root vagrant summer generation Aphididae Kaltenbachiella pallida


the part of the plant that most conspicuously is hit by the parasite

all buds: both flower buds and leaf buds
flower: also inflorescence
leaf: also needle, phyllodium, petiole
leaf bud: also unfolding young leaf
fruit: also seed
root: also root stock, runners
root collar: also the lowest part of the stem
stem: also culm, the lower part of the peduncle, in grasses also leaf sheath
systemic: the entire above-ground plant.


borer: larva living internally, almost no outwards signs
down: 0.5-2 mm high fungal down
film: very thin cover of fungal tussue
gall: swelling and/or malformation
grazer: feeding at the outside of the plant
leaf spot: discoloured, often ± necrotic, generally not galled, sign of a fungus infection
miner-borer: larve initially makes a mine, lives as a borer later
pustule: plug of fungal tissue, generally brown-black and < 2 mm
stripe: longitudinal line of fungal tissue in a grass leaf
vagrant: (aphids, mites) living freely on the plant, at higher densitiy causing malformations.


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The host plant spectre of a parasite is rarely known exhaustively; this applies in particular at the species level. It is advisable therefore to check at least also the list of all parasites of this genus.


Last modified 23.vii.2022