Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Sarracenia purpurea
(Northern Pitcher Plant) [Sarraceniaceae]
(Observations are from Marshall, Wagner, Covell, Blackman & Eastop, Miller, Natural History Museum, and Wilhelm & Rericha)

Culicidae: Wyeomyia smithii (Pitcher Plant Mosquito) [the larvae develop in the watery fluid of the pitcher of this plant] WR2017

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Macrosiphum jeanae [feeds from inside of pitchers; this aphid has been found in Manitoba] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Noctuidae: Exyra fax (Epauletted Pitcher Plant Moth) [oligophagous] Wg2005 NHM2010, Exyra semicrocea [larvae feed on foliage, oligophagous] Msh2006, Papaipema appassionata (Pitcher Plant Borer Moth) [larvae bore into roots & stems of pitcher plants, found in peaty bogs, oligophagous] Cv2005 NHM2010; Tortricidae: Endothenia hebesana (Verbena Bud Moth) [larvae feed in flowers, buds, seed capsules, & stems; polyphagous] Msh2006 Mlr1987 NHM2010