Chamerion [Epilobium] angustifolium (Linnaeus 1753) Holub 1972 (Family Onagraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 50-180cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 9.6)

Protective Chemicals
Flavonoids Kaempferol, Quercetin
Ellagitannins Oenothein
Acids Ascorbic

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Many Apidae

Several Ichneumonidae

Several Vespidae

Cerceris rybyensis

Pteromalus cioni

Gasteruption assectator

Several Nymphalidae

Several Pieridae

Thymelicus lineola

Several Crambidae

Several Noctuidae

Spargania luctuata

Xanthorhoe designata

Anthophila fabriciana

Mompha conturbatella

Several Calliphoridae

Several Muscidae

Many Syrphidae

Empis livida

Empis serotina

Siphona cristata

Conops quadrifasciatus

Sicus ferrugineus

Sarcophaga carnaria

Scathophaga stercoraria

Tricholauxania praeusta

Meromyza femorata

Pegomya testacea

Stenurella melanura

Stictoleptura rubra

Rhagonycha fulva

Calocoris affinis

Panorpa vulgaris
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Parasites:
Passalora montana

Venturia maculiformis

Pucciniastrum epilobii

Mompha langiella

Mompha raschkiella
Leaf Cutters:
Megachile lapponica
Herbivores:
Capreolus capreolus

Deilephila elpenor

Several Erebidae

Several Noctuidae

Ecliptopera silaceata Larva

Spargania luctuata Larva

Celypha lacunana

Clepsis spectrana

Mompha conturbatella Larva

Mompha idaei Larva

Phalera bucephala

Deilephila porcellus Larva

Rhogogaster viridis Larva

Tenthredo colon

Several Chrysomelidae

Auleutes epilobii

Phyllobius glaucus

Monacha cartusiana

Helicidae
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Apolygus lucorum

Lygocoris pabulinus

Aphrophora alni Nymph

Sonronius dahlbomi
Florivores:
Eupithecia satyrata
Granivores:
Liocoris tripustulatus
Nests:
Sylvia borin
Decomposers:
Discosia artocreas

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Fireweed


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