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Succisa pratensis Moench (Devil's-bit, Devil's-bit Scabious)

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Suggested Literature

Succisa pratensis may be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
CAPRIFOLIACEAE
(honeysuckles)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with Succisa pratensis:

(live) live is parasitised by Erysiphe knautiae - Scabious Mildew (Erysiphales: Erysiphaceae) UK/Ireland Ing, B., 1990,
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997
is foodplant of larva Trachys troglodytes - Devil's-bit Jewel Beetle (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) Bullock, J.A., 1992
anther (live) live anther is parasitised by embedded sorus Microbotryum flosculorum - a microbotryan smut (Microbotryales: Microbotryaceae) UK/Ireland Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005,
Spooner, B.M. & Legon, N.W., 2006
anther (live) live anther is parasitised by embedded sorus Microbotryum succisae - Small Scabious Pale Smut (Microbotryales: Microbotryaceae) UK/Ireland Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005,
Spooner, B.M. & Legon, N.W., 2006,
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997
flower flower is visited for nectar and/or pollen by adult Thecophora - a genus of thick-headed flies (Diptera: Conopidae) Smith, K.G.V., 1969
leaf (dead) dead leaf is decayed by in small groups 2-3mm wide, amphigenous, punctiform, black pycnidium of Septoria coelomycetous anamorph Septoria succisicola - a leaf-spot fungus (Capnodiales: Mycosphaerellaceae) UK/Ireland Grove, W.B., 1935
leaf (live) live leaf is galled by Synchytrium succisae - Devil's-bit Wart - causative organism (Chytridiales: Synchytriaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [galls often large, reddish orange or purplish-red]
leaf (live) live leaf is parasitised by sporangial sorus Synchytrium succisae - Devil's-bit Wart - causative organism (Chytridiales: Synchytriaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [galls often large, reddish orange or purplish-red]
leaf (live) live leaf is spotted by Peronospora knautiae - (A Downy Mildew) (Peronosporales: Peronosporaceae) Foreign Hall, G., 1994
leaf (live) live leaf is spotted by mainly hypophyllous colony of Ramularia hyphomycetous anamorph Ramularia succisae - an anamorphic fungus (Capnodiales: Mycosphaerellaceae) UK/Ireland Restricted Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [causes pale reddish spots with dark red margins]
leaf (live) live leaf is spotted by central, 1-3 per spot, minute, black pycnidium of Septoria coelomycetous anamorph Septoria scabiosicola - a leaf-spot fungus (Capnodiales: Mycosphaerellaceae) UK/Ireland Grove, W.B., 1935 [causes round, purple spots surrounded by a pallid zone and with dry, white centres],
Dennis, R.W.G., 1995
leaf (midrib, blade) leaf (midrib, blade) is mined by larva Phytomyza nigritella - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Spencer, K.A., 1972 [Larva feeds mainly in midrib, making short lateral mines into leaf-blade]
leaf (midrib) leaf (midrib) may house puparium Phytomyza nigritella - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Spencer, K.A., 1972
leaf-mine leaf-mine may house puparium Chromatomyia succisae - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Restricted Spencer, K.A., 1972
leaf leaf is mined by larva Aulagromyza similis - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Spencer, K.A., 1972
leaf leaf is mined by larva Chromatomyia succisae - a leaf-mining fly (Diptera: Agromyzidae) Restricted Spencer, K.A., 1972 [mine irregularly linear, mined area turning violet]
leaf leaf is grazed by larva Abia sericea - a clubhorned sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cimbicidae) Benson, R.B., 1951
leaf leaf is grazed by nocturnal larva Tenthredo (Tenthredella) atra - a sawfly (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Benson, R.B., 1952
petal (live) live petal is parasitised by colony of sporangium Peronospora violacea - a downy mildew (Peronosporales: Peronosporaceae) UK/Ireland Preece, T.F., 2002
petiole (live) live petiole is galled by Synchytrium succisae - Devil's-bit Wart - causative organism (Chytridiales: Synchytriaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [galls often large, reddish orange or purplish-red]
petiole (live) live petiole is parasitised by sporangial sorus Synchytrium succisae - Devil's-bit Wart - causative organism (Chytridiales: Synchytriaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [galls often large, reddish orange or purplish-red]
pollen pollen is collected to provision nest of female Andrena (Margandrena) marginata - Small Scabious Mining Bee (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) UK/Ireland Macdonald, M.A., in prep.
stem (live) live stem is galled by Synchytrium succisae - Devil's-bit Wart - causative organism (Chytridiales: Synchytriaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [galls often large, reddish orange or purplish-red]
stem (live) live stem is parasitised by sporangial sorus Synchytrium succisae - Devil's-bit Wart - causative organism (Chytridiales: Synchytriaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 [galls often large, reddish orange or purplish-red]

Succisa pratensis may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
EU-DICOTS
(dicotyledonous flowering plants)

References

Benson, R.B., 1951 Hymenoptera: 2. Symphyta. Section (a)
Benson, R.B., 1952 Hymenoptera: 2. Symphyta. Section (b)
Bullock, J.A., 1992 Host Plants of British Beetles: A List of Recorded Associations
Dennis, R.W.G., 1995 Fungi of the South East England
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1997 Microfungi on Land Plants: An Identification Handbook
Grove, W.B., 1935 British Stem- and Leaf- Fungi: Coelomycetes Vol. I … Sphaeropsidales with hyaline conidia
Hall, G., 1994 Peronospora knautiae
Ing, B., 1990 An Introduction to British Powdery Mildews
Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 Checklist of the British and Irish Basidiomycota
Macdonald, M.A., in prep. Forage, prey and host-parasite relationships of aculeates
Preece, T.F., 2002 A Checklist of the Downy Mildews (Peronosporaceae) of the British Isles
Smith, K.G.V., 1969 Diptera: Conopidae
Spencer, K.A., 1972 Diptera: Agromyzidae
Spooner, B.M. & Legon, N.W., 2006 Additions and amendments to the list of British smut fungi
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