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Insects Feeding
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Stachys spp.
(Hedge Nettle) [Lamiaceae]
(observations are from Hart & Gleason, Rider, Smith, Blackman & Eastop, Miller, Spencer & Steyskal)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Ophiomyia labiatarum [larvae are stem-miners; found in Indiana & Canada] SS1986

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Cydnidae: Sehirus cincta (White-Margined Burrower Bug) [found on plants, feeds on developing seeds] HG1907; Pentatomidae: Cosmopepla lintneriana [polyphagous] Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Cryptomyzus ribis (Currant Aphid) [forms gall-like swellings on leaves of Ribes spp., migrating during the summer to the leaves & stems of Stachys spp.; this aphid was probably introduced into North America from Europe] BE2013

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Tenthredinidae: Pachyprotasis rapae [larvae feed on foliage, polyphagous, host plants were referred to as Betonica spp., a scientific synonym for many Stachys spp.] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Tortricidae: Endothenia montanana [larvae feed in stem bases] Mlr1987, Endothenia nubilana [larvae feed in stem bases] Mlr1987

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