Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Acer rubrum
(Red Maple) [Aceraceae]
(Observations are from Knight, Wagner, Dmitriev & Dietrich, Microleps website, Dennis, Covell, Needham et al., Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Blackman & Eastop, Watson, Miller, Pepper, Spencer & Steyskal, Majka et al., Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Phyllobius oblongus (European Snout Weevil) [polyphagous; adults feed on leaves of trees, larvae feed on roots of other plants] MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Phytobia setosa (Red Maple Cambium Borer) [larvae bore through branches, trunk, & roots] SS1986; Cecidomyiidae: Acericecis ocellaris (Ocellate Gall Midge) [larvae form galls that cause small circular depressions on leaf upper sides, outer ring of each depression is reddish, otherwise the depression is greenish yellow] AOS1905, Dasineura communis (Maple Gouty Vein-gall Midge) Crw2004

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Coccobaphes frontifer [found in moist situations on dense young growth] Kn1941 Wat1928, Lygocoris vitticollis (Y-Crossed Cream Bug) Kn1941 

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Drepanaphis acerifoliae [found on leaves, Red Maple is a preferred host] BE2013, Drepanaphis carolinensis [found on leaves] BE2013 Pp1965, Drepanaphis nigricans [found on terminals of young shoots; distributed in E USA, as far west as Michigan & Tennessee] BE2013 Pp1965, Drepanaphis parva [found on leaves] BE2013 Pp1965, Drepanaphis saccharini [found on leaves] BE2013, Periphyllus testudinaceus [found on young growth, leaves, & petioles; this aphid has been found in Quebec, but it mostly occurs in Europe & W USA; introduced into North America from Europe] BE2013; Cicadellidae: Eratoneura macra DD2010, Erythridula hamata DD2010; Diaspididae: Chionaspis acericola (Maple Scurfy Scale) [found in Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, & Pennsylvania] 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; Membracidae: Hadrophallus constans [polyphagous] Den1952, Stictocephala palmeri Den1952, Stictocephala taurina [polyphagous] Den1952, Telamona decorata Den1952

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Macaria pustularia (Lesser Maple Spanworm) [the preferred host plant, syn. Itame pustularia] Wg2005, Xanthotype sospeta (Crocus Geometer) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Gracillariidae: Cameraria aceriella (Maple Blotch Leafminer) [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; syn. Phyllonorycter aceriella] Mic2010 Ndm1928 Crw2004; Nepticulidae: Trifurcula saccharella (Maple Serpentine Leafminer) Ndm1928; Noctuidae: Acronicta retardata (Retarded Dagger Moth) Cv2005, Hypena baltimoralis (Baltimore Hypena) [syn. Bomolocha baltimoralis] Wg2005, Parallelia bistriaris (Maple Looper) [the preferred host plant] Cv 2005 Wg2005; Tortricidae: Proteoteras moffatiana (Maple Bud Borer Moth) [larvae feed in buds & shoots] Mlr1987