Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Datonychus melanostictus

Datonychus melanostictus (Marsham, 1902)

on Lycopus, Mentha

parasite

The larva bores a descending tunnel over the full length of the stem; pupation in the soil.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Lycopus europaeus; Mentha aquatica, longifolia, x piperita, suaveolens, x verticillata.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

synonyms

Ceutorhynchus melanostictus.

references

Avgın & Colonnelli (2011a), Balalaikins (2012a), Dieckmann (1972a), Rheinheimer & Hassler (2010a).

Last modified 10.v.2020