Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Squamapion vicinum

Squamapion vicinum (Kirby, 1808)

on Mentha


globular gall, usually suffused with red, in the upper part of the stem. In the gall a weevil larva or its pupa.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Mentha aquatica, arvensis, longifolia, pulegium, suaveolens; ? Nepeta cataria.

The reference to Clinopodium acinos, vulgare by Buhr and others is not confirmed by Rheinheimer & Hassler. A reference to Lotus corniculatus by Tomasi (2012a) must be a mistake. Giusto estimates any host except Mentha improbable.


Apion. Thymapion, vicinum.


Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Delbol (2013a), Dieckmann (1977a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Germann & Herger (2007a), Giusto (2018a, 2021a), Ehret (1990a), Houard (1909a), Ouda (2019a), Podlussány (1986a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Yunakov, Nazarenko, Filimonov & Volovnik (2018a).

Last modified 25.ii.2024