List of Lepidoptera that feed on spruces
Spruces, Picea species, are used as food plants by the caterpillars of many species of Lepidoptera. The Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants (HOSTS) lists over 1,000 species of Lepidoptera (See External links).
A few examples are listed below:
- Bupalus piniaria (bordered white)
- Ectropis crepuscularia (engrailed)
- Epirrita autumnata (autumnal moth)
- Eupithecia subfuscata (grey pug) – recorded on black spruce (P. mariana)
- Odontopera bidentata (scalloped hazel) – recorded on Norway spruce (P. abies)
- Operophtera brumata (winter moth) – recorded on Norway spruce (P. abies)
- Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth) – older larvae only
- "Search Results - Hostplant Genus: Picea" at HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants of the Natural History Museum, London. Retrieved 9 October 2017.