Anthriscus sylvestris (Linnaeus 1753) Hoffmann 1814 (Family Apiaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 40-120cm
Biennial/Perennial, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - June (Earliest: 6.4)

Protective Chemicals
Furanocoumarins Methoxypsoralen
Monoterpenoids Myrcene, Ocimene, Phellandrene, Pinene, Sabinene
Coumarins Isoscopoletin, Scopoletin
Other Phenolics Cresol, Eugenol
Phytoestrogens Angeloyl Podophyllotoxin, Deoxypicropodophyllin, Deoxypodophyllotoxin,
Deoxypodorhizone, Nemerosin, Picropodophyllotoxin, Sylvestrin
Polyacetylenes Falcarindiol
Aldehydes Benzene Acetaldehyde

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Many Apidae

Several Argidae

Several Braconidae

Several Crabronidae

Many Ichneumonidae

Many Tenthredinidae

Monosapyga clavicornis

Exallonyx ligatus

Trypoxylon attenuatum

Ancistrocerus parietum

Anoplius infuscatus

Several Nymphalidae

Aporia crataegi

Several Geometridae

Adela cuprella

Cauchas rufimitrella

Anthophila fabriciana

Cnephasia pasiuana

Panemeria tenebrata

Plutella xylostella

Several Anthomyiidae

Several Calliphoridae

Several Chloropidae

Many Empidae

Several Fanniidae

Many Muscidae

Many Syrphidae

Many Tachinidae

Many Tipulidae

Nyctia halterata

Sarcophaga carnaria

Bicellaria simplicipes

Platypalpus cursitans

Scatopsciara atomaria

Schwenckfeldina carbonaria

Dolichopus diadema

Dolichopus ungulatus

Chloromyia formosa

Bibio johannis

Dilophus febrilis

Rhagio scolopaceus

Suillia affinis

Melanagromyza aeneoventris

Lyciella decempunctata

Scathophaga scybalaria

Erioptera fuscipennis

Thereva plebeja

Sepsis fulgens

Many Cantharidae

Several Cerambycidae

Many Elateridae

Anaspis frontalis

Anaspis rufilabris

Mordella holomelaena

Propylea quatuordecimpunctata

Anthrenus museorum

Bruchus atomarius

Malachius bipustulatus

Harpocera thoracica

Orthops campestris

Panorpa vulgaris

Sialis fuliginosa

Nemoura cinerea
Parasites:
Erysiphe heraclei

Ramularia anthrisci

Protomyces macrosporus

Plasmopara nivea

Epermenia chaerophyllella

Cheilosia pagana Larva
(Stem Borer)

Phytoecia cylindrica Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Papilio machaon

Several Noctuidae

Idaea dimidiata Larva

Mesotype didymata

Celypha lacunana

Cnephasia incertana

Agonopterix heracliana Larva

Tenthredopsis scutellaris

Chrysolina oricalcia

Chamaepsila rosae Larva
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Orthops campestris

Graphosoma lineatum
Florivores:
Eupithecia tripunctaria

Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Cow Parsley


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