Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Medicago spp.
(Medic) [Fabaceae]
(Observations are from Blackman & Eastop, Spencer & Steyskal, Majka et al., ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Hypera meles (Clover Head Weevil) [this Eurasian insect is found in E & central USA, & SE Canada] MAM2007, Sitona cylindricollis [feeds on seeds; this Eurasian insect is widely distributed in North America] MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Agromyza frontella (Alfalfa Blotch Leafminer) [found in Massachusetts, New Jersey, & New York] SS1986, Liriomyia fricki [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Wisconsin & Canada] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Acyrthosiphon kondoi (Blue Alfalfa Aphid) [found on stems & leaves, introduced into North America from Asia] BE2013, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Pea Aphid) [found on young growth & developing seedpods] BE2013, Nearctaphis bakeri [found on young leaves & flower buds of hawthorns & other shrubs in the Rosaceae, migrating during the summer to herbaceous plants in the Fabaceae & other plant families; widely distributed in North America, including Illinois] BE2013, Therioaphis riehmi (Sweet Clover Aphid) [found on leaf undersides, Melilotus spp. are preferred hosts; this Eurasian aphid has been introduced into NE USA, north-central USA, & Canada] BE2013, Therioaphis trifolii (Spotted Clover Aphid) [found on leaf undersides; this Eurasian aphid has been introduced into E USA & Canada, including Illinois & Quebec] BE2013; Pseudococcidae:
Heliococcus osborni (Osborn Mealybug) [polyphagous, mostly found on woody vegetation] SN2014, Spilococcus geraniae (Geranium Mealybug) [found on leaf undersides & leaf axils, polyphagous; this insect has been found in New York, California, & Bristish Columbia; Herb Robert was observed as a host plant in New York] SN2014