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

Matilella fusca Larva

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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