Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Lamium spp.
(Dead Nettle) [Lamiaceae]
(observations are from Blackman & Eastop, Spencer & Steyskal, Majka et al., Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Barynotus moerens [polyphagous, larvae feed on roots; this Eurasian insect has been found in Nova Scotia] MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Ophiomyia labiatarum [larvae are stem-miners; found in Indiana & Canada] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Cryptomyzus galeopsidis [found on leaf undersides of currant & gooseberry, migrating during the summer to the leaf undersides of herbaceous plants in the Lamiaceae primarily; this aphid was introduced into North America from Europe] BE2013, Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae (Mangold Aphid) [found on Bladdernut & other shrubs as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to the stored bulbs of plants in the Liliaceae, or migrating outdoors to the roots of various herbaceous plants in several plant families] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Perizoma alchemillata (Small Rivulet) [larvae feed on flowers & developing seeds; introduced from Europe into SE Canada, including New Brunswick; Lamium purpureum is one host plant; syn. Perizoma alchemillatum] NHM2010; Noctuidae: Xestia c-nigrum (Lesser Black-Letter Dart) [polyphagous] NHM2010