Senecio nemorensis [ovatus] Linnaeus 1753 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 60-150cm
Perennial, Occasionally Stoloniferous
Hermaphrodite, Flowering July - September (Earliest: 5.7)

Protective Chemicals
Pyrrolizidine
Alkaloids
Angeloylplatynecine, Bulgarsenine, Doriasenine, Petasinine,
Retroisosenine, Senecionine, Seneciphylline

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest
Flower Visitors:
Many Apidae

Many Nymphalidae

Several Pieridae

Several Noctuidae

Anania coronata

Udea lutealis

Anthophila fabriciana

Idaea subsericeata

Most Conopidae

Many Syrphidae

Empis livida

Chlorops limbatus

Cynomya mortuorum

Siphona geniculata

Apteropeda orbiculata

Olibrus flavicornis

Adelphocoris lineolatus

Himacerus apterus
Seed Dispersal: Wind
Parasites:
Golovinomyces cichoracearum

Septoria senecionis

Several Agromyzidae

Several Tephritidae

Cheilosia lenis Larva
(Stem Borer)

Epiblema hepaticana Larva (Stem Borer)

Oedemera lurida Larva (Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Callimorpha dominula

Diaphora mendica

Phycitodes maritima

Agonopterix senecionis

Several Tenthredinidae

Cepaea
Possible Herbivores:
Several Noctuidae

Cnephasia asseclana

Cnephasia incertana

Anania lancealis Larva

Mesotype didymata

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae
Sapivores:
Lygus pratensis

Philaenus spumarius

Aphis jacobaeae
Possible Sapivores:
Eupteryx aurata

Evacanthus interruptus

Horistus orientalis

Enoplops scapha

Carpocoris melanocerus
Florivores:
Eupithecia centaureata

Ecological Flora of the British Isles


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