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Insects Feeding
on these Plants:

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Malva spp.
(Mallow) [Malvaceae]
(Observations are from Barnes, Wagner, Milne & Milne, Bouseman et al., Cranshaw, Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krizek, Spencer & Steyskal, ScaleNet)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Calycomyza malvae [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Wisconsin, Indiana, Pennsylvania, & New York] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Acyrthosiphon malvae (Geranium Aphid) BE2013, Aphis gossypii HF1931, Brachycaudus helichrysi (Leafcurl Plum Aphid) Crw2004; Pseudococcidae:
Phenacoccus solani (Solanum Mealybug) [found on lower leaves & roots, polyphagous; this insect has been found in Maryland & Virginia, although it occurs primarily in southern & western USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Pyrgus communis (Checkered Skipper) Bar1999 Bou2006 Wg2005 OK1984; Lycaenidae: Strymon melinus (Gray Hairstreak) [larvae feed on flowers & developing seeds, polyphagous] MM1980 OK1984; Noctuidae: Anomis erosa (Yellow Scallop Moth) Wg2005; Nymphalidae: Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady) Bar1999 

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