Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Sparganium spp.
(Bur-Reed) [Sparganiaceae]
(Observations are from Wagner, Clark et al., Covell, Blackman & Eastop, Harms & Grodowitz, Panzer et al.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Donacia assimilis [feeds on roots and/or leaves, found in New Jersey & Maryland] HG2009, Donacia caerulea [feeds on roots and/or leaves, found in E. USA] HG2009, Donacia confluenta Clk2004, Donacia fulgens [feeds on root and/or leaves] Clk2004 HG2009, Donacia hirticollis [feeds on roots and/or leaves; found in NE USA & SE Canada, including Michigan] HG2009, Donacia parvidens Clk2004, Donacia subtilis [feeds on roots and/or leaves, found in E. USA & SE Canada] Clk2004 HG2009; Curculionidae: Sphenophorus pertinax [feeds on roots; found in NE USA, north-central USA, & adjacent areas of Canada] HG2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: 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

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Bellura obliqua (Cattail Borer Moth) [young larvae mine leaves, older larvae bore into crowns or roots; distributed in E. USA & SE Canada] Cv2005 HG2009, Capsula laeta (Bur-Reed Borer Moth) [syn. Archanara laeta, larvae bore through the stems; found in Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, & Ontario] HG2009 Cv2005 Pnz2006, Capsula oblonga (Oblong Sedge Borer Moth) [syn. Archanara oblonga, larvae bore through stems; found in E. USA, Canada, & California] HG2009, Plusia putnami (Putnam's Looper) Wg2005