Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Dianthus spp.
(Pink, Carnation) [Caryophyllaceae]
(observations are from Blackman & Eastop, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Amauromyza flavifrons [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; found in Delaware, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, & Canada] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Aphis sambuci (Elder Aphid) [found on young shoots of elderberry shrubs, migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants] BE2013, Myzus certus [causes spotting & curling of leaves; found in New Brunswick, this aphid was introduced from Europe] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria (Blackberry Looper Moth) [larvae feed on flowers] NHM2010; Noctuidae: Hadena capsularis (Capsule Moth) [larvae feed on flowers & seed capsules] NHM2010; Tortricidae: Platynota stultana (Omnivorous Leafroller) [polyphagous] NHM2010