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Insects Feeding
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Acer negundo
(Box Elder) [Aceraceae]
(Observations are from Froeschner, Knight, Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Microleps website, Marshall, Covell, Needham et al., Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Blackman & Eastop, Miller, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Baliosus nervosus (Basswood Leafminer) Ndm1928

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Contarinia negundinis (Box Elder Bud Gall Midge) [larvae form galls on terminal buds] AOS1905 Msh2006

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Plagiognathus negundinis Kn1941; Rhopalidae: Boisea trivittata (Box Elder Bug) [eats seeds] Fr1942 Msh2006 Crw2004 


Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis citricola [polyphagous] HF1931, Aphis rumicis [polyphagous] HF1931, Drepanaphis acerifoliae (Painted Maple Aphid) RB1965, Neoprociphilus aceris (Woolly Maple Aphid) RB1965, Periphyllus negundinis (Box Elder Aphid) [found on young growth or near fruiting clusters, later occurring on leaf undersides; found in north-central USA, NE USA, & Canada] HF1931 BE2013 Pp1965 RB1965 Crw2004; Diaspididae:
Diaspidiotus juglansregiae (English Walnut Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA] SN2014, Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014, Melanaspis tenebricosa (Gloomy Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect occurs in E USA & California] SN2014; Psyllidae: Cacopsylla negundinis (Box Elder Psyllid) [feeds on leaves] Crw2004

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gracillariidae: Caloptilia negundella (Box Elder Leafroller Moth) [leaf-roller] Mic2010, Ndm1928; 
Lymantriidae: Lymantria dispar (Gypsy Moth) [intro. into N. America from Europe] Cv2005; Noctuidae: Lithophane hemina (Hemina Pinion) Cv2005; Saturniidae: Dryocampa rubicunda (Rosy Maple Moth) Wg2005, Hyalophora cecropia (Cecropia Moth) [polyphagous] Wg2005; Tortricidae: Archips negundanus (Larger Box Elder Leafroller Moth) Crw2004, Proteoteras aesculana (Maple Twig Borer Moth) [larvae feed in shoots, petioles, & seeds] Mlr1987, Proteoteras crescentana (Black-crescent Proteoteras) [larvae feed in shoots] Mlr1987, Proteoteras willingana (Box Elder Twig Borer Moth) [larvae feed in shoots, buds, & on leaves] Mlr1987 Crw2004
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