Alopecurus pratensis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 50-120cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - July (Earliest: 28.3)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Flower Visitors:
Platycheirus clypeatus

Platycheirus peltatus

Bicellaria pilosa

Dasytes niger
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Puccinia coronata

Several Chloropidae Larvae
(Stem Borers)

Cerodontha denticornis Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Opomyza germinationis Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Most Hesperiidae Larvae

Lacanobia oleracea

Euthrix potatoria

Dolerus gonager

Dolerus haematodes Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Mesapamea secalis Larva

Selandria serva

Phyllotreta vittula
Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Rhopalosiphum padi

Dicranotropis hamata
Possible Sapivores:
Megaloceroea.recticornis

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Meadow Foxtail


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