Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Rorippa spp.
(Yellow Cress) [Brassicaceae]
(observations are from Blackman & Eastop, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Liriomyza brassicae (Serpentine Leafminer) [widespread] SS1986, Ophiomyia texana [larvae are stem-miners; found in Texas, Michigan, & Canada] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Aphis mimuli [curls young leaves of Ribes spp., migrating during the summer to some herbaceous plants, especially monkeyflowers] BE2013, Lipaphis pseudobrassicae (False Cabbage Aphid) [distributed in NE & north-central USA] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Estigmene acrea (Saltmarsh Caterpillar) [this insect is not restricted to coastal areas; polyphagous] NHM2010; Noctuidae: Helicoverpa zea (Corn Earworm) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Peridroma saucia (Variegated Cutworm) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Pieridae: Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) NHM2010