Arthropods collected from spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Spearmint (Mentha spicata) (Spearmint)

Spearmint is a perennial, spreading herb which can grow up to 2-3 feet tall but is usually lower growing in commercial plantings where it is harvested on a regular basis. It is often used fresh for southeast Asian and meat dishes, salads, teas, and sauces. Elsewhere, spearmint is grown for processing of its essential oil but production in Hawaii is mainly used fresh for culinary purposes.

Chewing Type Pest

Common Name Scientific Name Picture
pinkwinged grasshopper Atractomorpha sinensis Bolivar (Picture)


Sucking Type Pests

Common Name Scientific Name Picture
a thrips Leucothrips pierci (Morgan) (Picture)
a thrips Leucothrips sp. "A" (Picture)
a thrips Kurtomathrips morrilli Moulton (Picture)
a cercopid Clastoptera xanthocephala (Picture)
mint aphid Ovatus crataegarius (Walker) (Picture)
sweetpotato whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Picture)
greenhouse whitefly  Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) (Pupae)
Brasilian leafhopper Protalebrella brasiliensis (Baker) (Picture)
cottony cushion scale  Icerya purchasi Maskell (Picture)
chrysanthemum thrips  Thrips nigropilosus Uzel (Picture)
carmine spider mite  Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval) (Picture)
spider mite  Tetranychus sp. (Picture)
red and black flat mite  Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes) (Adult)
broad mite Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) (Eggs)