Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Cicuta maculata
(Water Hemlock) [Apiaceae]
(Observations are from the Microleps website, Covell, Cranshaw, Blackman & Eastop, Wheeler et al., Harms & Grodowitz, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Majka et al., Panzer et al., and Wilhelm & Rericha)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Brentidae: Apion pensylvanicum [adults feed on foliage, larvae feed within stems; this insect is widely distributed; syn. Fallapion pennsylvanicum] MAM2007 WR2017

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Orthops scutellatus [feeds on developing seeds] WHM1983 WR2017

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis heraclella [some authors regard this aphid species as a synonym for Aphis carduella] RB1965, Aphis saniculae [found on leaf undersides & flowering stalks; this aphid occurs in Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, & Manitoba] BE2013 WR2017, Aphis thaspii [found on upper stems & foliage] BE2013 WR2017, Cavariella aegopodii (Carrot-Willow Aphid) Pp1965, Cavariella hendersoni Pp1965, Cavariella konoi [found on willows, migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants in the Apiaceae] BE2013, Dysaphis tulipae (Tulip Bulb Aphid) [sucks juices from bulbs or roots] Crw2004, Hyadaphis foeniculi (Honeysuckle-Fennel Aphid) Pp1965, Macrosiphum pseudorosae [syn. Macrosiphum pallidum] RB1965

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Epermeniidae: Epermenia cicutaella [feeds on flowers & fruits] Cv2005 Mic2010; Noctuidae: Papaipema birdi (Bird's Flower Moth) Pnz2006

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Paroxya atlantica (Atlantic Grasshopper) [range extends northward to Illinois & New Jersey in E. USA] HG2009, Paroxya clavuliger (Olive-Green Swamp Grasshopper) [range extends northward to Indiana & Massachusetts in E. USA] HG2009