Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Urtica dioica
(Stinging Nettle) [Urticaceae]
(observations are from Barnes, Dmitriev & Dietrich, Microleps website, Covell, Blackman & Eastop, Brust et al., Opler & Krizek, Robinson & Bradley)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis urticata [found on leaf undersides & the tips of shoots; this Eurasian aphid is distributed in NE USA] BE2013, Microlophium sibiricum RB1965; Cicadellidae: Empoasca vergena [a preferred host plant] DD2010

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Glyphipterigidae: Glyphipterix quadragintapunctata Mic2010; Noctuidae: Allagrapha aerea (Unspotted Looper Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Nymphalidae: Nymphalis milberti (Milbert's Tortoise Shell) OK1984, Polygonia interrogationis (Question Mark) Bar1999, Vanessa atalanta (Red Admiral) OK1984

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Schistocerca obscura (Obscure Bird Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in moist semi-open areas around trees] BHW2008