Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ovatus mentharius

Ovatus mentharius (van der Goot,1913)

mint aphid

on Mentha

Ovatus mentharius: aptera on Mentha aquatica

Mentha aquatica, UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

gall

aphids at the underside of the leaves. They are greenish white, 1-2 mm long; antennae longer than body.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Mentha aquatica, arvensis, longifolia, x piperita, x rotundifolia, spicata.

In Italy also Thymus serpyllum, vulgaris.

synonyms

Ovatus menthae (Buckton).

references

Barbagallo & Pollini (2014a), Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Heie (1994a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Osiadacz & Wojciechowski (2008a), Petrović (1998a), Weis (1955a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 28.i.2019