List of Lepidoptera that feed on Ipomoea

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Ipomoea morning glories are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species, including:

Monophagous[edit]

Species which feed exclusively on Ipomoea

Bedelliidae

Bucculatricidae

Noctuidae

Polyphagous[edit]

Species which feed on Ipomoea and other plants

Arctiidae

Bedelliidae

Bucculatricidae

Crambidae

  • Omphisa anastomosalis (sweet potato vine borer) – recorded on sweet potato (I. batatas), probably others

Geometridae

Hepialidae

Nymphalidae

Noctuidae

External links[edit]

  • Robinson, Gaden S.; Ackery, Phillip R.; Kitching, Ian J.; Beccaloni, George W. & Hernández, Luis M. (2010). "Hostplant Genus: Ipomoea". HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum, London.