Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Persicaria punctata
(Dotted Smartweed) [Polygonaceae]
(observations are from Rider, Clark et al., Harms & Grodowitz)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Disonycha conjugata Clk2004; Curculionidae: Tyloderma rufescens [this insect has been found in Indiana & Florida] HG2009

Heteroptera (True Bugs)

Pentatomidae: Euschistus ictericus Rid2009, Euschistus tristigma tristigma Rid2009

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Crambidae: Ostrinia penitalis (American Lotus Borer Moth) [feeds on leaves & petioles; widely distributed in E. USA & central USA] HG2009

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Paroxya atlantica (Atlantic Grasshopper) [range in E. USA extends northward to Illinois & New Jersey] HG2009, Paroxya clavuliger (Olive-Green Swamp Grasshopper) [range in E. USA extends northward to Indiana & Massachusetts] HG2009