Salix aurita Linnaeus 1753 (Family Salicaceae)


Tree

Bark

Leaves

Male Flower

Female Flower

Fruit

Height: <3 m
Ectomycorrhizal
Persistent Seed Bank
Dioecious, Flowering April - May (Earliest: 9.4)

Protective Chemicals
Phenolics Salicylic Acid, Tannins

Biotopes:
Peat Bogs and Mires

Wet Forest

Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Vespula rufa

Ametastegia albipes

Ematurga atomaria

Several Empididae

Many Syrphidae

Phorbia fumigata

Phorbia nuceicornis

Sepsis thoracica

Serromyia atra

Calliphora vicina

Mesembrina meridiana

Phaonia consobrina

Bibio johannis

Tachina ursina

Scathophaga furcata

Eusphalerum semicoleoptratum
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Mycorrhizae:
Boletus subtomentosus

Lactarius sphagneti

Lactarius tabidus

Many Cortinariaceae

Several Entolomataceae

Several Inocybaceae

Naucoria salicis
Parasites:
Rhytisma salicinum

Melampsora epitea

Stigmella salicis

Phyllonorycter salicicolella

Coleophora albidella

Several Tenthredinidae

Several Cecidomyiidae

Aulagromyza tridentata

Rhamphus pulicarius Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Tachyerges salicis

Trachys minutus
Possible Parasites:
Several Polyporaceae

Bjerkandera fumosa

Phellinus igniarius

Inonotus hispidus

Lyonetia clerkella
Herbivores:
Several Nymphalidae Larvae

Several Erebidae

Many Geometridae

Several Noctuidae

Several Tortricidae

Macrothylacia rubi

Cerura vinula Larva

Clostera pigra

Laothoe populi Larva

Amauronematus histrio Larva

Pristiphora aphantoneura

Arge ustulata Larva

Trichiosoma lucorum

Several Chrysomelidae

Several Curculionidae

Temnocerus longiceps
Possible Herbivores:
Several Geometridae

Several Noctuidae Larvae

Several Notodontidae Larvae

Many Tortricidae

Arctornis l-nigrum Larva

Lymantria monacha Larva

Diurnea fagella

Many Tenthredinidae

Several Chrysomelidae

Many Curculionidae

Deporaus betulae

Melolontha melolontha

Helicidae
Sapivores:
Lygocoris pabulinus

Aphrophora alni

Aphrophora pectoralis

Idiocerus lituratus

Macropsis prasina

Bactericera curvatinervis

Bactericera striola

Aphis farinosa

Cavariella aegopodii
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Several Pentatomidae

Speudotettix subfusculus
Possible Xylophages:
Anthaxia salicis Larva
(Wood Borer)

Pyrochroa coccinea Larva
(Wood Borer)
Florivores:
Xanthia togata Larva

Adela cuprella Larva
Possible Florivores:
Eana incanana

Gypsonoma dealbana Larva

Egle ciliata Larva
Granivores:
Miris striatus

Orthotylus marginalis
Possible Granivores:
Closterotomus fulvomaculatus

Neolygus viridis
Lichens:
Parmelia saxatilis
Wood Decomposers:
Hemipholiota populnea

Pholiota gummosa

Pluteus podospileus

Flammulina velutipes

Pleurotus ostreatus

Pleurotus pulmonarius

Stereum subtomentosum

Scytinostroma portentosum

Several Hymenochaetaceae

Exidia recisa

Odonticium septocystidia

Several Polyporaceae

Bjerkandera fumosa

Junghuhnia nitida

Trypophloeus asperatus

Ampedus pomonae Larva

Angiosperm Generalists
Leaf Decomposers:
Asteroma salicis

Polyscytalum fecundissimum

Rhytisma salicinum

Venturia minuta

Adela cuprella Larva

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Eared Willow


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