Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Potamogeton nodosus
(Long-Leaved Pondweed) [Potamogetonaceae]
(observations are from Harms & Grodowitz)

Diptera (Flies)
Chironomidae: Cricotopus elegans [larvae mine floating leaves, found in Ohio & Michigan] HG2009, Cricotopus trifasciatus [larvae mine floating leaves; found in Illinois, Ohio, & Michigan; also found in Europe] HG2009, Glyptotendipes dreisbachi [larvae bore into stems, petioles, & leaf midribs, where they are filter-feeders; found in Ohio & Michigan] HG2009; Ephydridae: Hydrellia bilobifera [larvae feed on submerged leaves, found in Ohio & other areas of the USA] HG2009, Hydrellia cruralis [larvae feed on submerged leaves, rarely on floating leaves; found in NE USA, including Michigan] HG2009, Hydrellia discursa [larvae feed on submerged leaves, found in Tennessee] HG2009, Hydrellia trichaeta [larvae feed on submerged leaves, found in Connecticut & Rhode Island] HG2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (Waterlily Aphid) [feeds on leaves, polyphagous, this insect is widely distributed in North America] HG2009