Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Alcea rosea
(Hollyhock) [Malvaceae]
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Althaea rosea. Observations are from Milne & Milne, Wagner, Knight, Marshall, Bouseman et al., Covell, Cranshaw, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Spencer & Steyskal, and Wilhelm & Rericha)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Brentidae: Apion longirostre (Hollyhock Weevil) [adults feed on foliage & buds, larvae feed on seeds] Crw2004 Msh2006 WR2017; Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica barberi (Northern Corn Rootworm) [adults found on foliage & in flowers] WR2017, Diabrotica virgifera (Western Corn Rootworm) [adults found on foliage & in flowers] WR2017; Nitidulidae: Conotelus obscurus (Obscure Sap Beetle) [adults frequently found in flowers] WR2017; Scarabaeidae: Macrodactylus subspinosus (Rose Chafer) [adults gnaw on flowers] WR2017

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Calycomyza jucunda [leaf-miner, polyphagous] Ndm1928, Calycomyza malvae [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Wisconsin, Indiana, Pennsylvania, & New York] SS1986, Melanagromyza hicksi [larvae are stem-borers; found in New York & Canada] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Acyrthosiphon malvae (Geranium Aphid) BE2013,
Aphis fabae (Black Bean Aphid) [polyphagous] Pp1965, Aphis gossypii (Cotton Aphid) [polyphagous] Pp1965, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid) [polyphagous] RB1965; Membracidae: Ceresa bubalus (Buffalo Treehopper) [found on stems & leaves; syn. Ceresa alta] WR2017

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Brooksetta althaeae (Hollyhock Plant Bug) Kn1941, Lygus lineolaris (Tarnished Plant Bug) [found on foliage & in flowers] WR2017

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Pyrgus communis (Common Checkered Skipper) Bou2006 Wg2005 OK1984; Noctuidae: Acontia aprica (Exposed Bird-Dropping Moth) Cv2005, Anomis erosa (Yellow Scallop Moth) Wg2005, Autographa precationis (Common Looper) [polyphagous] Crw2004 Cv2005 Wg2005, Mamestra configurata (Bertha Armyworm) Crw2004; Nymphalidae: Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady) Crw2004 MM1980 Wg2005 OK1984; Tischeriidae: Astrotischeria omissa [leaf-miner] Ndm1928

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Thripidae: Frankliniella tritici (Eastern Flower Thrips) [sucks nectar from flowers & sucks sap from floral tissue] WR2017