My mint plant has been getting white spots with black small dots all over it. I've cut them all down at some point, they always start to grow/sprout again perfectly without any spots, but soon enough the spots always reappear all over the leaves.
I've seen some small insects flying around the plant. I've managed to get one and look closely with a USB microscope.
Here are the white spots:
And here is the insect under the microscope:
PS: I've also checked the leaves with the spots under the microscope, but couldn't see anything special, it's like a white discoloration white some black dust on top.
Does anybody know what insect this is? Could it be the culprit of the white spots on my mint plant? How can I get rid of it?
There was a rose plant nearby that was getting these spots as well, but I've split them apart and the rose now seems to be doing fine without the mint plant around.