Tanacetum vulgare Linnaeus 1753 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 60-120cm
Annual, Tufts, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - October (Earliest: 27.6)

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Bornyl Acetate, Camphor, Cineole, Cymene, Limonene,
Pinene, Piperitone, Terpinene, Thujene, Thujone, Umbellulone
Sesquiterpenoids Germacrene, Tanacetin, Tanavulgarol, Tatridin
Diterpenoids Phytol
Flavonoids Axillarin, Luteolin
Sterols Isofucosterol, Sitosterol
Ketones Artemisia Ketone, Pinocamphone

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Many Apidae

Many Braconidae

Several Crabronidae

Many Ichneumonidae

Many Tenthredinidae

Many Vespidae

Kleidotoma nigra

Leptopilina heterotoma

Torymus cingulatus

Torymus varians

Pteromalus intermedius

Trichomalus posticus

Pediobius saulius

Platygaster demades

Exallonyx ligatus

Myrmica rubra

Haltichella rufipes

Tiphia minuta

Several Lycaenidae

Several Nymphalidae

Thymelicus lineola

Many Crambidae

Several Gelechiidae

Several Geometridae

Many Noctuidae

Several Tortricidae

Euclidia glyphica

Rivula sericealis

Argyresthia bonnetella

Argyresthia goedartella

Gillmeria ochrodactyla

Gillmeria pallidactyla

Yponomeuta padella

Plutella xylostella

Anthophila fabriciana

Coleophora striatipennella

Epischnia prodromella

Several Anthomyiidae

Several Calliphoridae

Many Chloropidae

Several Empidae

Several Fanniidae

Many Muscidae

Several Sepsidae

Many Syrphidae

Many Tachinidae

Several Tephritidae

Platypalpus minutus

Platypalpus pseudofulvipes

Scathophaga stercoraria

Scathophaga suilla

Metopia argyrocephala

Sarcophaga carnaria

Palloptera ustulata

Leptosciarella pilosa

Dilophus febrilis

Opomyza petrei

Sylvicola punctatus

Physiphora alceae

Neuroctena anilis

Beris vallata

Dictenidia bimaculata

Chaetopodella scutellaris

Brachypogon sociabilis

Tipula paludosa

Several Cerambycidae

Several Curculionidae

Several Nitidulidae

Oedemera lurida

Oedemera virescens

Anthrenus fuscus

Anthrenus museorum

Chrysolina fastuosa

Dasytes niger

Anthocomus rufus

Mordella holomelaena

Pheletes aeneoniger

Cantharis figurata

Anaspis frontalis

Propylea quatuordecimpunctata

Many Miridae

Several Nabidae

Several Pentatomidae

Coreus marginatus

Brachycarenus tigrinus

Panorpa vulgaris

Chrysoperla carnea
Parasites:
Septoria tanaceti

Gillmeria ochrodactyla Larva
(Stem Borer)

Gillmeria pallidactyla Larva
(Stem Borer)

Coleophora trochilella Larva

Chromatomyia syngenesiae
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata
Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae Larvae

Ematurga atomaria Larva

Siona lineata Larva

Autographa gamma

Heliothis peltigera

Phycitodes maritima

Several Chrysomelidae

Forficula auricularia

Helicidae
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Several Miridae
Possible Sapivores:
Closterotomus norwegicus

Aulacorthum solani
Florivores:
Several Geometridae

Aethes margaritana

Protaetia cuprea

Phytocoris varipes
Granivores:
Megalocoleus tanaceti

Stictopleurus abutilon
Nests:
Acrocephalus palustris

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Tansy


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