Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Acer saccharinum
(Silver Maple) [Aceraceae]
(Observations are from Knight, Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Microleps website, MacRae, Needham et al., Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Blackman & Eastop, Wheeler et al., Watson, Miller, Pepper, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Buprestidae: Buprestis rufipes (Red-Legged Buprestis) Mcr1991, Chrysobothris femorata (Flat-Headed Apple Tree Borer) [larvae bore through dead or living trees] Mc1991

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Dasineura aceris [larvae form galls on leaves] AOS1905

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Coccobaphes frontifer [found in moist situations on dense young growth] Wat1928, Lygocoris hirticulus WHM1983, Lygocoris vitticollis (Y-Crossed Cream Bug) Kn1941 WHM1983

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Drepanaphis acerifoliae [found on leaves, Silver Maple is a preferred host] HF1931 BE2013 Pp1965, Drepanaphis monelli HF1931, Drepanaphis saccharini [found on leaves, Silver Maple is a preferred host] BE2013, Neoprociphilus aceris HF1931, Prociphilus tessellatus (Woolly Alder Aphid) [found on leaf undersides of Silver Maple during the spring, migrating to the branches of alders during the summer, where this aphid forms woolly tufts; widely distributed in NE USA & north-central USA] BE2013, Pterocomma smithiae HF1931; 
Diaspididae: Chionaspis acericola (Maple Scurfy Scale) [found in Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, & Pennsylvania] SN2014, Diaspidiotus ancylis (Putnam Scale) [found on leaves, sometimes bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA] SN2014, Diaspidiotus perniciosus (San Jose Scale) [usually found on bark, polyphagous, although preferring woody species in the Rosaceae; this insect is widely distributed; syn. Comstockaspis perniciosa, syn. Quadraspidiotus perniciosus] SN2014, Melanaspis tenebricosa (Gloomy Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect occurs in E USA & California] SN2014; Pseudococcidae: Phenacoccus acericola (Maple Mealybug) [widely distributed in USA, found on leaf undersides] SN2014, Pseudococcus maritimus (Grape Mealybug) [found on foliage, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gracillariidae: Caloptilia bimaculatella [larvae are leaf-miners & leaf-rollers] Mic2010, Cameraria aceriella (Maple Leafblotch Miner) Ndm1928, Phyllonorycter clemensella (Clemen's Maple Leafminer) Ndm1928, Phyllonorycter lucidicostella (Lesser Maple Leafblotch Miner) Ndm1928, Phyllonorycter trinotella [larvae mine leaves] Ndm1928; Incurvariidae: Paraclemensia acerifoliella (Maple Leafcutter Moth); Nocutidae: Bomolocha baltimoralis (Baltimore Bomolocha) Wg2005; Tortricidae:
Proteoteras moffatiana (Maple Bud Borer Moth) [larvae feed in buds & shoots] Mlr1987