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Insects Feeding
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Impatiens spp.
(Jewelweed) [Balsaminaceae]
(refers to Impatiens capensis and Impatiens pallida primarily; observations are from Vance, DeLong, Stannard, Hottes & Frison, Covell, Wagner, Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Wheeler et al., Watson, Miller)

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Neolasioptera impatientifolia [larvae form swollen midrib folds on leaves and globoid galls on stems] Flt1917, Schizomyia impatientis (Jewelweed Gall Midge) [larvae form large galls from flower buds that later drop to the ground, they are found on both I. capensis and I. pallida] AOS1905 Flt1917 Msh2006

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Lygocoris pabulinus (Black-Tailed Green Plant Bug) [moist shaded situations] WHM1983 Wat1928

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis cephalanthi HF1931, Aphis impatientis [found in Illinois] BE2013, Catamergus fulvae [found on lower parts of plants] BE2013, Macrosiphum impatientis [found on roses as primary hosts, migrating to Jewelweed during the summer; distributed in NE & north-central USA] BE2013, Macrosiphum pseudorosae HF1931, Uroleucon impatiensicolens [distributed in NE USA & SE Canada] HF1931 BE2013; Cicadellidae: Macrosteles variata [oligophagous] Dlg1948

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae:  Spilosoma latipennis (Pink-Legged Tiger Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Geometridae: Euchlaena obtusaria (Obtuse Euchlaena) [polyphagous] Cv2005 Wg2005, Trichodezia albovittata (White-Striped Black) [oligophagous] Cv2005 Msh2006 Wg2005; Tortricidae: Pristerognatha fuligana [larvae feed in stems, oligophagous; syn. Olethreutes agilana] Mlr1987

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Thripidae: Echinothrips americanus [found on foliage, observed in IL] St1968 Van1974, Thrips impar [observed in IL] St1968 Van1974

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