Vicia cracca Linnaeus 1753 (Family Fabaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 40-200cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal, Extrafloral Nectaries
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 12.5)

Protective Chemicals
Other Lectins

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Flower Visitors:
Many Apidae

Several Hesperiidae

Several Nymphalidae

Several Pieridae

Lycaena hippothoe

Polyommatus icarus

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Rhingia campestris

Closterotomus norwegicus
Parasites:
Erysiphe pisi

Agromyza vicifoliae

Agromyza nana

Aproaerema anthyllidella Larva (Leaf Miner)
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata

Ischnopterapion virens Larva (Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Several Lycaenidae Larvae

Leptidea sinapis Larva

Several Tortricidae

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Lygephila pastinum Larva

Scotopteryx chenopodiata Larva

Macrothylacia rubi

Zygaena viciae Larva

Tenthredo notha Larva

Tenthredo schaefferi Larva

Several Curculionidae

Cyanapion platalea
Possible Herbivores:
Several Erebidae Larvae

Celypha lacunana

Charanyca ferruginea Larva

Ematurga atomaria Larva

Altica palustris

Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Sitona humeralis
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Several Miridae
Possible Sapivores:
Palomena prasina

Macrosiphum euphorbiae
Florivores:
Eupithecia centaureata
Granivores:
Cydia nigricana Larva

Several Apionidae Larvae

Adelphocoris lineolatus Nymph

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Tufted Vetch


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

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