Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Dibolia occultans

Dibolia occultans (Koch, 1803)

on Lamiaceae

Dibolia occulatans: mine on Mentha arvensis

Mentha arvensis, Vlodrop-Station © Ingeborg Beenen


Large full-depth blotch with broad extension, without an initial corridor. Much frass. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Clinopodium; Leonurus cardiaca; Mentha aquatica, arvensis, x piperita, pulegium, x rotundifolia, suaveolens; Prunella.


Larvae in April-July (Hering, 1957a).


BE present (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

NE present(Beenen & Winkelman, 1993a; Fauna Europaea, 2007).

LUX present (Fauna Europaea, 2007).

distribution within Europe

From the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and the Balkan to Norway and Russia; not in the British Isles (Fauna Europaea, 2007). Also in the Canary Islands and northern Africa (Warchalowski, 2003a).


Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a): head


Dibolia menthae Hering [cf Hering 1957a p. 684].


Bahillo de la Puebla & Román (2009a), Bastazo, Vela & Petitpierre (1993a), Baviera & Biondi (2015a), Beenen (2013a), Beenen & Winkelman (1993a), Beenen, Winkelman, van Nunen ao (2015a), Beiger (1955a), Biondi (1994b), Buhr (1933a), Bukejs (2009a), Doguet (1994a), Drăghia (1972a), Hering (1930a, 1936b, 1957a), Mohr (1981a), Ogloblin & Medvedev (1971a), Ouda, Čížek & Boža (2013a), Petitpierre (1985a), Petitpierre, Sacarés & Jurado-Rivera (2017a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2018a), Sønderup (1949a), Starý (1930a), Steinhausen (1994a), Ugarte San Vicente (2005a), Vela, Bastazo & Fritzlar (2017a), Warchalowski (2003a).

Last modified 11.ix.2020