Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Gaura biennis
(Biennial Gaura) [Onagraceae]
(Observations are from Wagner, Microleps website, Hottes & Frison, Covell, Pepper, Natural History Museum, Panzer et al.)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Macrosiphum gaurae Pp1965, Macrosiphum pseudorosae HF1931

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Momphidae: Mompha argentimaculella [larvae are leaf-miners] Mic2010, Mompha rufocristatella [larvae form galls on flower stalks] Mic2010; Noctuidae: Schinia florida (Primrose Moth) [larvae feed on flowers] Cv2005, Schinia gaurae (Clouded Crimson) [larvae feed on flowers, oligophagous; also feeds on Gaura parviflora] Cv2005 Wg2005 NHM2010 Pnz2006; Sphingidae: Proserpinus gaurae (Proud Sphinx) [this moth is found mostly south of Illinois] NHM2010 Pnz2006, Proserpinus juanita (Juanita Sphinx) [this moth is found mostly west of Illinois in the Great Plains] NHM2010