Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Urtica gracilis
(Slender Stinging Nettle) [Urticaceae]
(Observations are from the Microleps website, Dmitriev & Dietrich, Needham et al., Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Opler & Krizek, Pepper)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Sumitrosis inaequalis [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Agromyza subnigripes [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928; Cecidomyiidae: Dasineura urnicola [larvae cause narrow swellings along the veins of leaf undersides] AOS1905

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Microlophium sibiricum [observed in Pennsylvania] Pp1965; Cicadellidae: Empoasca vergena [a preferred host plant] DD2010

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Glyphipterigidae: Glyphipterix quadragintapunctata Mic2010; Nymphalidae: Nymphalis milberti (Milbert's Tortoise Shell) OK1984, Vanessa atalanta (Red Admiral) OK1984