Erica tetralix Linnaeus 1753 (Family Ericaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 15-50cm
Ericoid Mycorrhizal
Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - October (Earliest: 6.6)

Biotopes:
Peat Bogs and Mires

Wet Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Aphantopus hyperantus

Boloria aquilonaris
Herbivores:
Callophrys rubi Larva

Several Erebidae

Several Geometridae Larvae

Several Noctuidae

Several Tortricidae Larvae

Macrothylacia rubi

Pleurota bicostella Larva

Neofaculta ericetella Larva

Saturnia pavonia

Altica oleracea

Lochmaea suturalis
Sapivores:
Macrodema microptera
Florivores:
Several Geometridae

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Cross-leaved Heather


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

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