Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Artemisia spp.
(Sagebrush, Wormwood) [Asteraceae]
(Observations are from Knight, Hottes & Frison, Blackman & Eastop, Marcovitch, Vickery & Kevan, Miller, Robinson & Bradley, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Calycomyza artemisiae [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; found in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin, & Canada] SS1986

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Europiella bakeri Kn1941 

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis middletonii (Erigeron Root Aphid) [syn. Protaphis middletonii] RB1965, Macrosiphoniella frigidicola [found on leaves, this western aphid has been reported from Illinois] BE2013, Macrosiphoniella grandicauda [found on leaves, older ones especially; observed in Maryland, introduced from Asia] BE2013, Macrosiphoniella ludovicianae HF1931, Macrosiphoniella tanacetaria [found on flowerheads & stems; observed in NE USA & Canada, this aphid was introduced from Eurasia] BE2013, Macrosiphoniella tapuskae [usually found on lower leaves] BE2013, Macrosiphum gei [polyphagous] HF1931, Obtusicauda frigidae [found in New Brunswick & Nova Scotia, this aphid occurs primarily in western North America] BE2013; Diaspididae:
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 comstocki (Comstock Mealybug) [found on foliage, including lower side of leaves; polyphagous, feeding on woody vegetation; this insect is widely distributed in NE & north-central USA, it is also found in Ontario] SN2014, Pseudococcus sorghiellus (Trochanter Mealybug) [polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in eastern USA] SN2014, Spilococcus geraniae (Geranium Mealybug) [found on leaf undersides & leaf axils, polyphagous; this insect has been found in New York, California, & Bristish Columbia; Herb Robert was observed as a host plant in New York] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gelechiidae: Dichomeris serrativittella (Toothed Dichomeris) NHM2010, Isophrictis similiella [larvae bore into receptacles of flowerheads] NHM2010, Scrobipalpula artemisiella (Wormseed Webworm) Mar1916 NHM2010; Geometridae: Eupithecia absinthiata (Wormseed Pug) [larvae feed on flowers] NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Vanessa virginiensis (American Painted Lady) NHM2010; Oecophoridae: Depressaria alienella [this moth has been found in NE USA] NHM2010; Tortricidae: Eucosma agricolana Mlr1987 NHM2010, Phaneta dorsiatomana Mlr1987 NHM2010, Phaneta infimbriana [this moth has been found in Wisconsin & Manitoba] NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Hesperotettix viridis (Meadow Purple-striped Grasshopper) VK1985, Hypochlora alba (Cudweed Grasshopper) [oligophagous] VK1985, Melanoplus angustipennis (Narrow-winged Sand Grasshopper) VK1985