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)

gall

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

hostplants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Mentha aquatica, longifolia, x piperita.

synonyms

Aceria menthae.

references

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

mod 15.vii.2018