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, Wilhelm & Rericha)

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

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Neurocolpus nubilus (Clouded Plant Bug) [found on foliage] WR2017, Poecilocapsus lineatus (Four-lined Plant Bug) [feeds on foliage] WR2017

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Acanaloniidae: Acanalonia conica [found on stems, polyphagous] WR2017; Aphididae: Microlophium sibiricum [observed in Pennsylvania] Pp1965; Cicadellidae: Empoasca vergena [a preferred host plant] DD2010; Flatidae: Metcalfa pruinosa (Citrus Flatid Planthopper) [found on stems, polyphagous] WR2017, Ormenoides venusta [found on stems, polyphagous] WR2017

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Arctiidae: Pyrrharctia isabella (Isabella Tiger Moth) [larvae feed on foliage] WR2017; Glyphipterigidae: Glyphipterix quadragintapunctata Mic2010; Nymphalidae: Nymphalis milberti (Milbert's Tortoise Shell) OK1984, Polygonia comma (Eastern Comma) [larvae feed on foliage] WR2017, Polygonia interrogationis (Question Mark) [larvae feed on foliage] WR2017, Vanessa atalanta (Red Admiral) [larvae feed on foliage] OK1984 WR2017