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Invertebrates that use bracken as a food source

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:05 am
by adampembs
Can anyone illuminate on this question? The Wikipedia page on bracken lists several butterflies and moths, including fritillaries, but lacks citations and when I look at http://butterfly-conservation.org/files ... rflies.pdf - it is the dog violet that is the food plant, and the bracken only serves as a sun lounger. I did find some bracken being eaten by the good old snail and a reference to a New Scientist article from 1986 where the researchers were experimenting with a southern hemisphere moth that feeds on the plant, and carries a fungus causing a leaf curling disease. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=AJU ... ts&f=false

Re: Invertebrates that use bracken as a food source

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:36 pm
by Chris Yeates

Re: Invertebrates that use bracken as a food source

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:00 pm
by Simon Horsnall