Rubus idaeus Linnaeus 1753 (Family Rosaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 60-150cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - August (Earliest: 11.5)

Protective Chemicals
Terpenoids Linalool, Pinene
Phenolics Ellagic, Salicylic, & Tartaric Acids, Tannins
Other Acids Citric, Malic, Oxalic

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Aphantopus hyperantus

Volucella pellucens

Byturus ochraceus

Byturus tomentosus
Parasites:
Arabis mosaic nepovirus

Sphaerulina westendorpii

ElsinoŽ veneta

Phragmidium rubi-idaei

Several Nepticulidae

Coleophora albicostella

Anthonomus rubi Larva
(Flower Gall)

Lasioptera rubi

Agromyza idaeiana

Metallus pumilus
Herbivores:
Polygonia c-album Larva

Callophrys rubi Larva

Pyrgus malvae Larva

Several Erebidae

Many Geometridae

Many Noctuidae

Many Tortricidae

Habrosyne pyritoides Larva

Thyatira batis

Macrothylacia rubi

Saturnia pavonia

Lampronia flavimitrella Larva

Diurnea fagella

Several Tenthredinidae

Arge cyanocrocea Larva

Arge gracilicornis Larva

Pamphilius hortorum Larva

Otiorhynchus singularis

Luperus longicornis
Possible Herbivores:
Udea lutealis Larva

Udea prunalis Larva

Lacanobia oleracea

Phragmatobia fuliginosa Larva

Idaea muricata Larva

Capua vulgana Larva

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Several Curculionidae

Clytra laeviuscula
Sapivores:
Several Cicadellidae

Several Miridae

Aphis idaei

Aulacorthum solani cylactis
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Palomena prasina

Thrips fuscipennis
Florivores:
Eupithecia satyrata

Lampronia corticella Larva
Frugivores:
Meles meles

Closterotomus biclavatus

Closterotomus fulvomaculatus

Dolycoris baccarum

Byturus tomentosus

Sarcophaga carnaria
Granivores:
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Nests:
Pemphredon lethifer

Psenulus laevigatus
Decomposers:
Truncatella laurocerasi

Roridomyces roridus

Marasmiellus ramealis

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Wild Raspberry


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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