Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
(Bearberry) [Ericaceae]
(Observations are from Bouseman & Sternburg, Hottes & Frison, Wagner, DeLong, Marshall, Blackman & Eastop, Hamilton, Opler & Krizek, Panzer et al., ScaleNet)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Tamalia coweni  [forms reddish galls on leaves;  distributed from Ontario to Bristish Columbia, also found in W. USA] HF1931,
Wahlgreniella nervata [found on rose shrubs, migrating to bearberry during the summer; found mostly in W. USA, although Hottes & Frison collected this aphid from bearberry in NE Illinois near Lake Michigan] BE2013 HF1931; Cercopidae: Clastoptera saintcyri (Heath Spittlebug) Hm1982; Cicadellidae: Limotettix arctostaphyli [oligophagous] Dlg1948, Texananus cumulatus [oligophagous] Dlg1948; Diaspididae: Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on woody stems, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014, Rhizaspidiotus dearnessi (Dearness Scale) [found on plant crowns & stems, sometimes below the soil surface; mostly species in the Asteraceae are hosts of this insect; it is widely distributed in the USA, also occurring in Ontario] SN2014; Pseudococcidae: Pseudococcus sorghiellus (Trochanter Mealybug) [polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in eastern USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Lycaenidae: Callophrys augustinus (Brown Elfin) [this butterfly is found north & east of Illinois] Msh2006 OK1984, Callophrys polios (Hoary Elfin) BS2001 Wg2005 OK1984; Pyralidae: Pyla arenaeola [larvae feed on leaves; this moth has been found among sand dunes near Lake Michigan in the state of Michigan] Pnz2006