Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Aster lateriflorus
(Side-Flowering Aster) [Asteraceae]
(A scientific synonym of this species is Symphyotrichum lateriflorum. Observations are from the Microleps website, Clark et al., Felt, Stireman et al., Gangwere, Loeffler, Spencer & Steyskal)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Brachypnoea clypealis Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Calycomyza promissa [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; found in New York & Canada] SS1986; Cecidomyiidae: Asteromyia laeviana (Papery Blister Gall Midge) [larvae form papery blister galls on leaves] Flt1907 Flt1917, Asteromyia modesta (Horseweed Blister Gall Midge) Str2010, Rhopalomyia lateriflori [larvae form axillary bud galls] Flt1917

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Dichomeris ochripalpella (Shining Dichomeris Moth) [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields, woodland openings, & forests] Lf1994; Tischeriidae: Astrotischeria astericola [larvae are leaf-miners] Mic2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-legged Grasshopper) [feeds on flower buds, field observations] Ggw1961