Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Spiraea spp.
(Spiraea) [Rosaceae]
(Observations are from Milne & Milne, Hottes & Frison, Wagner, Covell, Smith, Blackman & Eastop, Miller, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Panzer et al.)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Acyrthosiphon pseudodirhodum [native to NE USA & Canada] BE2013 RB1965, Aphis citricola [polyphagous] HF1931, Aphis spiraecola (Spiraea Aphid) [found on Spiraea shrubs as primary hosts in North America] BE2013 Pp1965 RB1965, Aphis spiraephila [found on leaves & young twigs] BE2013 Pp1965 RB1965, Illinoia spiraecola [scattered across E USA & Canada] BE2013, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid) [polyphagous] RB1965

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Tenthredinidae: Pristiphora bivittata [larvae feed on foliage] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Sicya macularia (Sharp-Lined Yellow) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Lycaenidae: Celastrina argiolus (Spring/Summer Azure) [larvae eat flowers & buds] MM1980; Saturniidae: Hemileuca nevadensis (Nevada Buck Moth) [alternatively, this moth could be classified as Hemileuca lucina, or the New England Buck Moth; see Scholtens (1997) for a discussion] Pnz2006; Sphingidae: Sphinx gordius (Gordian Sphinx) Wg2005; Tortricidae: Evora hemidesma (Spiraea Leaftier Moth) [larvae are leaf-rollers] Mlr1987 Pnz2006, Olethreutes albiciliana [larvae are leaf-rollers; this moth is found east & NE of Illinois] Mlr1987, Olethreutes valdanum [larvae feed within tied terminal leaves] Mlr1987, Paralobesia spiraeifoliana Mlr1987