Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Roepkea marchali

Roepkea marchali (Börner, 1931)

on Prunus, primary host plant

Roepkea marchali on Prunus mahaleb

Prunus mahaleb, Hungary, Budapest, mid-May © László Érsek

Roepkea marchali on Prunus mahaleb

galled leaf, upperside

Roepkea marchali on Prunus mahaleb

underside

Roepkea marchali on Prunus mahaleb

folded open, with colony

Roepkea marchali on Prunus mahaleb

apterae

Roepkea marchali on Prunus mahaleb

same bush, mid-June

Roepkea marchali on Prunus mahaleb

larvae

Roepkea marchali on Prunus mahaleb

aptera

gall

the leaves are strongly bleached, thickened and brittle, and downwards inrolled tube-like at either side of the midrib; at the underside of the leaf dirty greenish-yellow to almost black, 2 mm large aphids. Ant-attended.

host plants

Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous

Prunus mahaleb.


on Lamiaceae, secondary host plants

gall

aphids (always?) in the flower calyces.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Galeopsis “angustifolia”; Phlomis; Stachys.

synonyms

Roepkea phlomicola marchali.

notes

Wojciechowski ao cite as secondary host plants Carex hirta, panicea, and riparia; that is such a discrepancy with what is written elsewhere in the literature that this must be a mistake.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2014), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buhr (1965a), Phalaris canariensis, Hellrigl (2004a), Ilie & Marinescu (2011a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Petrović (1998a), Ripka, Reider & Szalay-Marzsó (1998a), Tomasi (2003a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 6.vi.2020