Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Sagittaria spp.
(Arrowhead) [Alismataceae]
(observations are from Marshall, Clark et al., Covell, Blackman & Eastop, O'Brien, Harms & Grodowitz, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Majka et al.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Donacia caerulea [feeds on roots and/or leaves, found in E. USA] Clk2004 HG2009, Donacia rufescens Clk2004, Donacia tuberculata Clk2004, Galerucella nymphaeae (Waterlily Beetle) [feeds on emergent leaves, observed in Michigan] HG2009, Plateumaris rufa [feeds on roots and/or leaves, found in NE USA & SE Canada] HG2009; Curculionidae: Listronotus appendiculatus [found on flowers & fruits; this insect is widely distributed] Obr1997 MAM2007, Listronotus caudatus Obr1997, Listronotus delumbis [breeds in stems & flowering scapes] Obr1997, Listronotus tuberosus [arrowhead species are probable hosts] Obr1997, Lixellus lutulentus [feeds on leaves & petioles, observed in Michigan; syn. Listronotus lutulentus, syn. Anchodemus angustus] Msh2006 Obr1997 HG2009, Onychylis nigrirostris (Pickerelweed Weevil) [feeds on emergent leaves & stems, distributed in E. USA] HG2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis nasturtii (Buckthorn Aphid) [arrowhead is a summer host] RB1965, Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (Waterlily Aphid) [found on young shoots, petioles, & fruit stalks of cherry & plum trees, migrating during the summer to a wide variety of emergent aquatic & floating aquatic plants; this aphid is widely distributed in North America & Europe] BE2013 Pp1965

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Acronicta oblinita (Smeared Dagger Moth) [polyphagous; found in central USA, E. USA, & Canada] HG2009, Bellura obliqua (Cattail Borer Moth) [young larvae mine leaves, older larvae bore into crowns or rhizomes; distributed in E. USA & SE Canada] Cv2005 HG2009