Prunus spinosa Linnaeus 1753 (Family Rosaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: <6m; Age: <80 yr
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering March - May (Earliest: 7.4)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Andrena haemorrhoa

Bombus terrestris

Eristalis pertinax

Helophilus pendulus

Scathophaga stercoraria

Calliphora vicina
Mycorrhizae:
Hebeloma crustuliniforme
Parasites:
Blumeriella jaapii

Pucciniastrum areolatum

Several Coleophoridae

Leucoptera malifoliella

Lyonetia clerkella

Bucculatrix bechsteinella Larva (Leaf Miner)

Parornix torquillella Larva (Leaf Miner)

Stigmella oxyacanthella

Several Curculionidae Larvae
Possible Parasites:
Inonotus hispidus

Coleophora serratella

Trachys minutus
Herbivores:
Aporia crataegi

Several Erebidae

Many Geometridae

Several Lasiocampidae

Many Noctuidae

Many Tortricidae

Scythropia crataegella

Yponomeuta padella

Saturnia pavonia

Carcina quercana Larva

Diurnea fagella

Nola confusalis

Stauropus fagi Larva

Udea prunalis Larva

Cilix glaucata Larva

Ypsolopha horridella

Diurnea fagella Larva

Pamphilius balteatus Larva

Pamphilius sylvaticus Larva

Nematus lucidus

Several Curculionidae

Several Rhynchitidae

Lochmaea caprea

Lochmaea crataegi
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui

Many Tortricidae

Phlogophora meticulosa

Several Tenthredinidae

Several Chrysomelidae

Several Curculionidae
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Several Cicadellidae

Cixius simplex

Tachycixius pilosus

Heterotoma planicornis

Phytocoris ulmi

Aphrophora alni
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Edwardsiana frustrator

Speudotettix subfusculus

Palomena prasina

Centrotus cornutus

Thrips fuscipennis
Xylophages:
Magdalis ruficornis Larva (Wood Borer)

Haplorhynchites caeruleus Larva

Tetrops praeustus Larva (Wood Borer)

Chyliza leptogaster Larva
Florivores:
Several Geometridae
Frugivores:
Involvulus cupreus Larva

Tatianaerhynchites aequatus

Several Miridae
Granivores:
Anthonomus rectirostris Larva
Wood Decomposers:
Tetrops praeustus Larva

Angiosperm Generalists
Fruit Decomposers:
Monilinia fructigena

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Blackthorn


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