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Sparganium L. (bur-reeds)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 17 images of Sparganium (bur-reeds)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Sparganium (bur-reeds)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Genus)

Taxon Rank #webs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

anon., 2012 Sparganium
Lansdown R.V. & Pankhurst T.J. Field Guide to the Identification of Difficult Aquatic Plants of the New Forest

Sparganium 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)
POALES
(grasses, sedges & rushes)
aquatic plants (via Typhaceae)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with Sparganium:

is foodplant of adult Plateumaris rustica - a reed beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) UK/Ireland Cox, M.L., 2007
may have adult Plateumaris sericea - a reed beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Major Cox, M.L., 2007
leaf (live, underwater) live, underwater leaf is grazed by mobile cased caterpillar Nymphula nitidulata - Beautiful China Mark, Beautiful China-mark (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990
leaf (live) live leaf is mined by caterpillar Nymphula nitidulata - Beautiful China Mark, Beautiful China-mark (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) UK/Ireland Robbins, R., 1990 [a long, usually fairly narrow corridor, above or alongside the midrib, sometimes running below water level when it feeds in the halm or excises a case and feeds externally.]
leaf (live) live leaf is mined by caterpillar Orthotelia sparganella - Reed Smudge (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae) Robbins, R., 1990
leaf (surface) leaf (surface) is grazed by adult Donacia simplex - a reed beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Cox, M.L., 2007
leaf leaf is grazed by adult Donacia vulgaris - a reed beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Cox, M.L., 2007,
Bullock, J.A., 1992
leaf leaf may have adult Donacia versicolorea - a reed beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Cox, M.L., 2007
stem? stem? is foodplant of larva Thryogenes scirrhosus - a weevil (Coleoptera: Erirhinidae) UK/Ireland Morris, M.G., 2002

Sparganium 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 Typhaceae) Herbaceous Plants (via Liliidae)

References

Bullock, J.A., 1992 Host Plants of British Beetles: A List of Recorded Associations
Cox, M.L., 2007 Atlas of the Seed and Leaf Beetles of Britain and Ireland
Morris, M.G., 2002 True Weevils (Part I): Family Curculionidae, subfamilies Raymondionyminae to Smicronychinae
Robbins, R., 1990 A Provisional Atlas of The Leaf Miners of Warwickshire, with notes on others occurring in the Midlands
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