Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Arctium spp.
(Burdock) [Asteraceae]
(Observations are from Stannard, Milne & Milne, Wagner, Bouseman & Sternburg, Covell, Blackman & Eastop, Charlet & Gavloski, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Calycomyza flavinotum [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; found in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, & Canada] SS1986, Calycomyza platyptera [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Maryland & Mississippi] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis fabae [Cranberry Bush, Mock Orange, & other shrubs are primary hosts, Burdock & other herbaceous plants are secondary hosts] BE2013, Brachycaudus cardui (Thistle Aphid) [found on stems & leaves] BE2013, Capitophorus elaeagni [found on the leaf undersides of shrubs in the Elaeagnaceae, migrating to the leaf undersides of thistle-like Asteraceae during the summer] BE2013; Cicadellidae: Erythroneura comes (Grape Leafhopper) [polyphagous] MM1980

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Arctia caja (Great Tiger Moth) [polyphagous; this moth is found mostly north of Illinois] NHM2010, Spilosoma virginica (Virginian Tiger Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Gelechiidae: Metzneria lappella (Burdock Seedhead Moth) [larvae are found in burs] Cv2005 NHM2010; Noctuidae: Condica sutor (The Cobbler) [larvae feed on flowers & leaves] NHM2010, Papaipema cataphracta (Burdock Borer Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005 NHM2010, Papaipema limpida (Vernonia Borer Moth) [larvae bore through stems] NHM2010, Papaipema nebris (Stalk Borer Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Papaipema nelita (Coneflower Borer Moth) NHM2010, Papaipema rigida (Rigid Sunflower Borer Moth) [found in northern IL] Cv2005 NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady) [larvae feed on foliage, polyphagous] MM1980 Wg2005 CG2011 NHM2010, Vanessa virginiensis (American Painted Lady) BS2001

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Thripidae: Thrips nigropilosa (Chrysanthemum Thrips) St1968