Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Thalictrum spp.
(Meadow Rue) [Ranunculaceae]
(Observations are from Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Covell, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Panzer et al.)

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Asphondylia thalictri (Meadow Rue Seed Midge) [larvae form enlarged seedpods, feed on seeds] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Longicaudus trirhodus [found on leaves & flower buds of roses, migrating during the summer to Aquilegia spp. & Thalictrum spp.; this aphid is distributed in NE USA] BE2013, Nasonovia purpurascens [distributed in E USA & Canada] HF1931 BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Geometridae: Xanthotype sospeta (Crocus Geometer) [polyphagous] Wg2005; Noctuidae: Calyptra canadensis (Canadian Owlet) [oligophagous] Wg2005 Pnz2006, Eosphoropteryx thyatyroides (Pink-patched Looper Moth) [oligophagous] Cv2005, Papaipema unimoda (Meadow Rue Borer Moth) [larvae bore through stems or roots] Pnz2006, Pseudeva purpurigera (Straight-lined Looper Moth) [oligophagous] Cv2005 Pnz2006