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

Several Coleophoridae

Leucoptera malifoliella

Lyonetia clerkella

Bucculatrix bechsteinella Larva (Leaf Miner)

Parornix torquillella Larva (Leaf Miner)

Several Curculionidae Larvae
Possible Parasites:
Inonotus hispidus

Trachys minutus
Herbivores:
Aporia crataegi

Several Erebidae

Many Geometridae

Many Noctuidae

Many Tortricidae

Saturnia pavonia

Yponomeuta padella

Carcina quercana Larva

Diurnea fagella

Nola confusalis

Lasiocampa quercus

Poecilocampa populi

Stauropus fagi Larva

Udea prunalis Larva

Cilix glaucata Larva

Ypsolopha horridella

Diurnea fagella Larva

Pamphilius balteatus Larva

Pamphilius sylvaticus Larva

Nematus lucidus

Several Chrysomelidae

Several Curculionidae

Byctiscus betulae

Involvulus cupreus
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui

Several Tortricidae

Phlogophora meticulosa

Several Tenthredinidae

Several Chrysomelidae

Several Curculionidae
Sapivores:
Zygina flammigera
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Palomena prasina

Cixius simplex

Thrips fuscipennis
Xylophages:
Magdalis ruficornis Larva (Wood Borer)

Haplorhynchites caeruleus Larva

Tetrops praeustus Larva (Wood Borer)
Florivores:
Several Geometridae
Frugivores:
Involvulus cupreus Larva

Tatianaerhynchites aequatus

Orthotylus marginalis
Granivores:
Anthonomus rectirostris Larva
Wood Decomposers:
Tetrops praeustus Larva

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Blackthorn


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