Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Spiraea alba
(Meadowsweet) [Rosaceae]
(These observations may refer to either Spiraea alba alba or Spiraea alba latifolia, or both varieties. Observations are from Knight, Hottes & Frison, Wagner, Clark et al., Covell, Felt, Wheeler et al., Opler & Krizek, Pepper, and Wilhelm & Rericha)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Tricholochmaea spiraeae Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Clinodiplosis lappa (Clustered Bud Gall Midge) [larvae form clustered galls on terminal buds] Flt1917, Clinodiplosis spirae (Spiraea Leaf Roll Midge) [larvae form small rolls along leaf margins] Flt1917, Clinodiplosis spiraeflorae (Spiraea Flower Midge) [larvae cause enlarged reddened flowers] Flt1907 Flt1917, Clinodiplosis spiraeina [larvae form small galls on terminal buds] Flt1917, Contarinia clarkei [syn. Planetella clarkei, larvae form globular galls on terminal buds] Flt1917, Contarinia spiraeina (Spiraea Cabbage Gall Midge) [larvae form leafy terminal bud galls] Flt1917, Dasineura salicifoliae (Spiraea Pod Gall Midge) [larvae form thickened midrib folds on leaves] Flt1907 Flt1917 WR2017, Lasioptera spiraefolia [larvae form small blister galls on leaves] Flt1917, Prodiplosis floricola (Clematis Flower Midge) [larvae feed on flowers and their buds, often enlarging them] Flt1907 Flt1917

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Plagiognathus albonotatus Kn1941, Plagiognathus fuscosus [breeds on this plant] Kn1941 WHM1983 WR2017

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Acyrthosiphon pseudodirhodum Pp1965, Aphis citricola [polyphagous] HF1931, Aphis spiraephila HF1931 Pp1965, Illinoia spiraecola Pp1965

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Pyrrharctia isabella (Isabella Tiger Moth) [polyphagous] Wg2005; Geometridae: Xanthotype sospeta (Crocus Geometer) [polyphagous] Wg2005; Lycaenidae: Celastrina ladon (Spring Azure) OK1984; Noctuidae: Diachrysia aereoides (Dark-Spotted Looper Moth) [polyphagous, found north of IL] Cv2005