Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Lemna spp.
(Duckweed) [Lemnaceae]
(observations are from Marshall, Covell, Cranshaw, Harms & Grodowitz, O'Brien & Anderson, Majka et al.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Curculionidae: Tanysphyrus lemnae (Duckweed Weevil) [feeds on floating leaves, found in the Great Lakes region & NE USA] Msh2006 HG2009 OA1996 MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Ephydridae: Lemnaphila scotlandae [larvae are leaf-miners, found in north-central & NE USA] Msh2006 HG2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (Waterlily Aphid) [feeds on leaves, this insect is widely distributed] HG2009

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Munroessa icciusalis (Pondside Pyralid Moth) [syn. Elophila icciusalis, found in E. USA; larva is protected by a case made of plant parts] Cv2005, Neocataclysta magnificalis (Scrollwork Pyralid Moth) [found in NE USA] HG2009, Synclita obliteralis (Waterlily Leafcutter) [syn. Elophila obliteralis, larva is protected by a case made of plant parts; found in E. USA] Crw2004 Cv2005 HG2009, Synclita tinealis (Black Duckweed Moth) [syn. Elophila tinealis, found in E. USA] HG2009