Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Aster pilosus
(Frost Aster) [Asteraceae]
(A scientific synonym of this species is Symphyotrichum pilosum. These observations are from Dmitriev & Dietrich, Stireman et al., Felt, Opler & Krizek, Snodgrass et al., ScaleNet)

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Asteromyia laeviana (Papery Blister Gall Midge) [larvae form papery blister galls on leaves] Str2010

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Lygus lineolaris (Tarnished Plant Bug) SSS1984, Taylorilygus apicalis (Broken-backed Bug) SSS1984

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Cicadellidae: Empoasca alboneura DD2010; Pseudococcidae:
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: Gnorimoschema subterranea [syn. Gnorimoschema subterraneum, larvae form spindle-shaped galls on stems and roots near the ground surface] Flt1917;
Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos (Pearl Crescent) OK1984