Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Urtica spp.
(Nettles) [Urticaceae]
(Observations are from Barnes, Marshall, Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Dennis, Dmitriev & Dietrich, Bouseman & Sternburg, Cranshaw, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krizek, Spencer & Steyskal)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Languriidae: Acropteroxys gracilis [larvae bore through stems] Msh2006

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Agromyza reptans [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Michigan & Ontario] SS1986, Phytomyza flavicornis [larvae are stem-borers; found in Indiana & Michigan] SS1986; Cecidomyiidae: Dasineura urnicola (Nettle Urn Gall Midge) [larvae form urn-shaped galls along veins of leaves] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis rumicis [polyphagous] HF1931, Rhopalosiphoninus latisiphon (Bulb-and-Potato Aphid) [found on the bulbs & tubers of cultivated plants in storage, also found on the roots & hidden parts of miscellaneous outdoor plants; this Eurasian aphid has been observed in Illinois] BE2013; Cicadellidae: Empoasca vergena [preferred host plants] DD2010; Membracidae: Campylenchia latipes [polyphagous] Den1952, Ceresa bubalus (Buffalo Treehopper) [polyphagous] Den1952, Hadrophallus borealis [polyphagous] Den1952, Pubilia concava [polyphagous] Den1952, Stictocephala diceros [polyphagous] Den1952, Stictocephala taurina [polyphagous] Den1952

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Pyrrharctica isabella (Isabella Tiger Moth) [polyphagous] Wg2005; Nymphalidae: Nymphalis milberti (Milbert's Tortoiseshell) [syn. Aglais milberti] Wg2005, Polygonia comma (Comma) Bar1999 Wg2005 OK1984, Polygonia interrogationis (Question Mark) Msh2006 OK1984, Vanessa atalanta (Red Admiral) [larvae feed on leaves] Bar1999 BS2001 Crw2004 Msh2006 Wg2005, Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady) Bar1999