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POTAMOGETONACEAE (pondweeds)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 36 images of POTAMOGETONACEAE (pondweeds)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of POTAMOGETONACEAE (pondweeds)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Lansdown R.V. & Pankhurst T.J. Field Guide to the Identification of Difficult Aquatic Plants of the New Forest
Preston, C.D., 1995 Pondweeds of Great Britain & Ireland

POTAMOGETONACEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
LILIIDAE
(monocotyledonous flowering plants)
aquatic plants (via Potamogetonaceae)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with POTAMOGETONACEAE:

leaf (live) live leaf is mined by larva Hydrellia maura - a shore fly (Diptera: Ephydridae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990 [shallow upper surface mine, in, or radiating from, petiole or midrib. Pupariates internally.]
leaf (live) live leaf is mined by caterpillar (young) Elophila nymphaeata - Brown China-mark (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990 [a small full-depth blotch usually near the base of the leaf. The larva then window-feeds on the lower side of the leaf from a case, eventually making quite large patches.]
leaf (live) live leaf is grazed by mobile cased caterpillar (later) Elophila nymphaeata - Brown China-mark (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990 [a small full-depth blotch usually near the base of the leaf. The larva then window-feeds on the lower side of the leaf from a case, eventually making quite large patches.]
leaf (mid-rib) (live) live leaf (mid-rib) is mined by larva (young) Acentria ephemerella - Water Veneer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990 [mines a short corridor in the petiole and midrib. The larva then feeds in a rolled-over leaf margin and finally in spun leaves beneath the water surface.]
leaf margin (live) live leaf margin is rolled by larva (middle) Acentria ephemerella - Water Veneer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990 [mines a short corridor in the petiole and midrib. The larva then feeds in a rolled-over leaf margin and finally in spun leaves beneath the water surface.]
leaves (live, spun) live, spun leaves is spun by larva (later) Acentria ephemerella - Water Veneer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990 [mines a short corridor in the petiole and midrib. The larva then feeds in a rolled-over leaf margin and finally in spun leaves beneath the water surface.]
midrib (live) live midrib is mined by larva Hydrellia maura - a shore fly (Diptera: Ephydridae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990 [shallow upper surface mine, in, or radiating from, petiole or midrib. Pupariates internally.]
petiole (live) live petiole is mined by larva Hydrellia maura - a shore fly (Diptera: Ephydridae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990 [shallow upper surface mine, in, or radiating from, petiole or midrib. Pupariates internally.]
petiole (live) live petiole is mined by larva (young) Acentria ephemerella - Water Veneer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990 [mines a short corridor in the petiole and midrib. The larva then feeds in a rolled-over leaf margin and finally in spun leaves beneath the water surface.]

Potamogetonaceae may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
LILIIDAE
(monocotyledonous flowering plants)
aquatic plants (via Potamogetonaceae) Herbaceous Plants (via Alismatales)

References

Robbins, R., 1990 A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire, with notes on others occurring in the Midlands
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