Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Eriophyes menthae

Eriophyes menthae Molliard,1905

on Mentha

Aceria menthae: gall on Mentha x piperita

Mentha x piperita: at left a normal plant, at right a galled one (from Houard, 1909a)


malformed, greened flowers and disfigured bracts form an dense bun at the end of the stems, or distort the entire plant.


Lamiaceae, monophagous

Mentha aquatica, longifolia, x piperita.


Aceria menthae.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1909a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

Last modified 15.vii.2018