Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Aster novae-angliae
(New England Aster) [Asteraceae]
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Symphyotrichum novae-angliae. Observations are from Knight, Clark et al., Hottes & Frison, Bouseman & Sternburg, Covell, Needham et al., Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Gangwere, Loeffler, Panzer et al.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Microrhopala xerene Clk2004, Ophraella pilosa Clk2004, Sumitrosis inaequalis [leaf-miner] Clk2004 Ndm1928

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Calycomyza jucunda [leaf-miner, polyphagous] Ndm1928, Nemorimyza posticata [leaf-miner, polyphagous] Ndm1928, Ophiomyia texana [leaf-miner, polyphagous] Ndm1928, Phytomyza albiceps [leaf-miner, polyphagous] Ndm1928; Cecidomyiidae: Rhopalomyia astericaulis [larvae form ovoid galls on stems] Flt1917

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Mactotylus amoenus Kn1941

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Uroleucon anomalae [found at apices of flowering stems; observed in Illinois & SE Canada] HF1931 BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Dichomeris flavocostella (Cream-edged Dichomeris Moth) [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields] Lf1994, Dichomeris leuconotella [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields] Lf1994, Dichomeris ochripalpella (Shining Dichomeris Moth) [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields, woodland openings, & forests] Lf1994; Noctuidae: Schinia septentrionalis (Northern Flower Moth) [larvae feed on flowers & developing seeds] Cv2005 Pnz2006; Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos (Pearl Crescent) BS2001

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Oecanthidae: Oecanthus quadripunctatus (Four-spotted Tree Cricket) [lab observations] Ggw1961