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Insects Feeding
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Epilobium angustifolium
(Fireweed) [Onagraceae]
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Chamerion angustifolium. Observations are from Marshall, Clark et al., Wagner, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Hamilton, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Altica tombacina Clk2004, Bromius obscurus Clk2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis oenotherae (Evening Primrose Aphid) RB1965, Aphis salicariae (Dogwood-Fireweed Aphid) [curls leaves & feeds on developing flowers of dogwood shrubs, migrating during the summer to the leaf undersides of Fireweed; this Eurasian aphid was found in Ontario] BE2013, Aphis varians [found on young growth of currant & gooseberry, migrating during the summer to Fireweed] BE2013 Pp1965; Cercopidae:
Aphrophora gelida (Boreal Spittlebug) [host plant of nymphs only; this spittlebug is found in Canada, Appalachian Mountains, & North Carolina] Hm1982

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Geometridae: Antepirrhoe semiatrata (Black-banded Carpet) [found in boreal areas of NE USA & SE Canada; also found along the Pacific Coast] NHM2010, Anticlea multiferata (Many-lined Carpet) NHM2010, Ecliptopera silaceata (Small Phoenix) [found in boreal areas of NE USA & SE Canada; also found in the Pacific NW] NHM2010, Eupithecia satyrata (Satyr's Pug) [polyphagous, larvae feed on flowers] NHM2010, Eupithecia subfuscata (Grey Pug) [polyphagous, larvae feed on flowers] NHM2010, Spargania luctuata (White-banded Carpet) [found in boreal areas of NE USA & SE Canada; also found in the Pacific NW] NHM2010, Spargania magnoliata (Double-banded Carpet) [found in northern Illinois] NHM2010; Momphidae: Mompha communis [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928, Mompha unifasciella [found in boreal areas of Canada; larvae form galls on subterminal growth] NHM2010; Noctuidae: Acronicta oblinita (Smeared Dagger Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Alypia langtoni (Six-spotted Forester) [found in boreal areas north of Illinois] NHM2010, Eudryas unio (Pearly Wood-Nymph) NHM2010, Peridroma saucia (Variegated Cutworm) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Sesiidae: Albuna pyramidalis (Fireweed Clearwing Moth) [larvae bore into roots; found mostly in boreal areas] NHM2010; Sphingidae: Amphion floridensis (Nessus Sphinx) NHM2010, Hyles gallii (Galium Sphinx) Wg2005 NHM2010, Hyles lineata (White-lined Sphinx) [polyphagous] Msh2006 NHM2010, Proserpinus flavofasciatus (Yellow-banded Day Sphinx) [found in boreal areas of S Canada & NE USA] NHM2010
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