Roepkea marchali (Börner, 1931)
on Prunus, primary host plant
Prunus mahaleb, Hungary, Budapest, mid-May © László Érsek
galled leaf, upperside
folded open, with colony
same bush, mid-June
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.
Rosaceae, narrowly monophagous
on Lamiaceae, secondary host plants
aphids (always?) in the flower calyces.
Roepkea phlomicola marchali.
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.
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).