Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Galium spp.
(Bedstraw) [Rubiaceae]
(Observations are from Milne & Milne, Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Covell, Cranshaw, Smith, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Spencer & Steyskal)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Galiomyza galiivora [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Minnesota & Alberta] SS1986; Cecidomyiidae: Dasineura americana (Bedstraw Midge) [larvae are found in flower buds] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Abstrusomyzus phloxae [polyphagous] BE2013, Aphis rumicis [polyphagous] HF1931, Myzus cerasi (Black Cherry Aphid) [found on shoot tips of cherry trees, often curling their leaves; migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants, especially species in the Brassicaceae] Crw2004 HF1931 BE2013, Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae HF1931

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Saw Flies)
Tenthredinidae: Halidamia affinis [larvae feed on foliage, introduced into North America from abroad] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Grammia virgo (Virgin Tiger Moth) [polyphagous] Wg2005; Geometridae: Epirrhoe alternata (White-Banded Toothed Carpet) Wg2005, Lobocleta ossularia (Drab Brown Wave) Cv2005, Pleuroprucha insulsaria (Common Tan Wave) [polyphagous, larvae feed on flowers] Cv2005 Wg2005, Scopula limboundata (Large Lace Border) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Sphingidae: Hyles gallii (Galium Sphinx) Cv2005 MM1980 Wg2005