Roepkea marchali (Börner, 1931)

on Prunus, primary host plant


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


aphids (always?) in the flower calyces.

host plants

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Galeopsis “angustifolia”; Phlomis; Stachys.


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).

mod 28.i.2019