Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Potamogeton praelongus
(White-Stemmed Pondweed) [Potamogetonaceae]
(observations are from Harms & Grodowitz)

Diptera (Flies)

Chironomidae: Cricotopus flavipes [larvae mine submerged leaves, found in Ohio & Michigan] HG2009, Glyptotendipes dreisbachi [larvae bore into stems, petioles, & leaf midribs, where they are filter-feeders; found in Ohio & Michigan] HG2009; Ephydridae: Hydrellia caliginosa [larvae feed on submerged leaves, found in Michigan & Quebec] HG2009, Hydrellia cruralis [larvae feed on submerged leaves, rarely on floating leaves; found in NE USA, including Michigan] HG2009

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Crambidae: Parapoynx badiusalis (Chestnut-Marked Pondweed Moth) [larvae feed on leaves, found in NE USA & north-central USA] HG2009, Parapoynx obscuralis (Obscure Pondweed Moth) [larvae feed on floating leaves, found in E. USA & SE Canada] HG2009

Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Leptoceridae: Nectopsyche albida [larvae feed on the leaves, stems, stipules, & petioles; found in most of the USA & southern Canada] HG2009