The conservation of juniper: the associated fauna with special reference to southern England.

Published online
01 Jan 1978
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Ward, L. K.

Publication language
UK & Great Britain


Phytophagous arthropods on Juniperus are listed together with their parasitic and predaceous arthropods [see FA 34, 6805]. Also listed are general predators, species associated with epiphytic algae and lichens, overwintering fauna and sheltering fauna. Over 100 common species are included. The faunas of Juniperus communis, Ligustrum vulgare, Rosa canina aggr., Sambucus nigra, Thelycrania sanguinea and Viburnum lantana are compared. From the results, the conservation of juniper and its fauna is discussed emphasising the importance of species specific to this host.

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