Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cassida bella

Cassida bella Falderman, 1837

on Mentha


Larvae and adults free on the leaves. The spinulose larvae are conspicuous by holding a large lump, a mix of frass and exuvia, over the body, kept in place by a pair of hooks at the tip of the abdomen.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Mentha pulegium.


Hibernation as imago.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Gök & Turantepe (2019a), Kismani & Sassi (1994a).

Last modified 19.vii.2020