Dactylis glomerata Linnaeus 1753 (Family Poaceae)

Height: 20-120cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Tufts, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - July (Earliest: 17.4)

Protective Chemicals
Phenolics Caffeic, Chlorogenic, Coumaric, Ferulic, Hydroxybenzoic,
Protocatechuic, Rosmarinic, & Vanillic Acids, Vanillin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Pollination: Wind
Flower Visitors:
Bombus hypnorum

Eupeodes nitens

Melanostoma mellinum
Parasites:
Claviceps purpurea

Blumeria graminis

Puccinia coronata

Uromyces dactylidis

Gymnopilus flavus

Oligia latruncula Larva
(Stem Borer)

Oligia strigilis Larva
(Stem Borer)

Elachista argentella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Elachista freyerella Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Several Chloropidae Larvae
(Stem Borers)

Cerodontha denticornis Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Liriomyza flaveola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Geomyza tripunctata Larva
(Stem Borer)

Opomyza germinationis Larva
(Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Several Nymphalidae Larvae

Several Hesperiidae

Many Noctuidae

Euthrix potatoria

Euclidia mi Larva

Siona lineata Larva

Chrysoteuchia culmella Larva

Helcystogramma rufescens Larva

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Several Chrysomelidae

Phyllobius vespertinus

Polydrusus cervinus Larva
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Several Cicadellidae

Several Delphacidae

Several Miridae

Cercopis vulnerata

Neophilaenus lineatus
Granivores:
Glyphipterix simpliciella Larva

Eurygaster maura

Rhopalus parumpunctatus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Cocksfoot


Pictures © 2003, 2004 J.K. Lindsey

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