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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Robinia pseudoacacia
(Black Locust) [Fabaceae]
(observations are from Martin et al., Krynak, Johnson et al., Ford et al., and Belthoff & Ritchison)

Birds

Phasianidae:
Colinus virginianus (Bobwhite Quail) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in the Northeast] MZN1951; Strigidae: Megascops asio (Eastern Screech Owl) [this tree provided 8.4% of the roost sites for young owls in Kentucky & it had average preference for this purpose] BR1990

Mammals
Sciuridae:
Sciurus niger (Fox Squirrel) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in Michigan] MZN1951; Vespertilionidae: Myotis septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Bat) [large Black Locust trees that are usually dead provide 9.5% of summer roost sites in Ohio by hiding in cavities or behind exfoliating bark, Black Locust provides 45.5–52% of the roost trees for maternal colonies in central Appalachia & this tree has above-average preference for this purpose, both live and dead trees provide 81% of the summer roost sites for male bats in West Virginia] Kr2010 Jhn2009 Frd2006
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