Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Typha spp.
(Cattails) [Typhaceae]
(observations are from Vaurie, Hoffman, Marshall, Covell, Blackman & Eastop, Harms & Grodowitz, Robinson & Bradley, Spencer & Steyskal, Majka et al.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Notaris puncticollis [this insect is found in N USA & Canada] MAM2007 Sphenophorus minimus (Little Billbug) Vau1983

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Cerodontha thompsoni [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, & Canada] SS1986

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Lygaeidae: Kleidocerys resedae [feeds on seeds of pistillate heads] Hof1996

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Ceruraphis eriophori [curls leaves of Viburnum spp., migrating during the summer to miscellaneous sedges & other wetland plants as secondary hosts; this aphid has been introduced into North America from Europe] BE2013, Rhopalosiphum enigmae [found in Illinois, widely scattered in North America] BE2013 RB1965, Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (Waterlily Aphid) [found on young shoots, petioles, & fruit stalks of cherry & plum trees, migrating during the summer to feed on the leaves of a wide variety of emergent aquatic & floating aquatic plants; this aphid is widely distributed in North America & Europe] BE2013 HG2009

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Cosmopterigidae: Limnaecia phragmitella (Shy Cosmet) [larvae feed on pistillate flowers & developing seeds, found in E. USA & Canada] Cv2005 Msh2006;
Crambidae: Dicymolomia julianalis (Julia's Dicymolomia Moth) [larvae feed on pistillate flowers & developing seeds; found in E. USA & SE Canada] Cv2005; Noctuidae: Archanara oblonga (Oblong Sedge Borer) [young larvae are leaf-miners, older larvae are stem-borers below the water-line; found in E. USA, Canada, & California; syn. Capsula oblonga] Cv2005 HG2009, Bellura densa (Pickerelweed Borer Moth) Cv2005, Bellura gortynoides (White-Tailed Diver) [larvae bore into leaves & stems] Cv2005 Msh2006, Bellura obliqua (Cattail Borer Moth) [young larvae mine leaves, older larvae bore into crowns or roots; distributed in E. USA & SE Canada] Cv2005 HG2009, Simyra insularis (Henry's Marsh Moth) [syn. Simyra henrici] Cv2005