Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Baptisia tinctoria
(Yellow Wild Indigo) [Fabaceae]
(Observations are from Clark et al., Schaefer, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, Spencer & Steyskal, ScaleNet, and Wilhelm & Rericha)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Pachybrachis luridus Clk2004, Pachybrachis trinotatus Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Liriomyza baptisiae [larvae are leaf-miners, found in Pennsylvania & elsewhere; this insect feeds on Lupine spp. in W USA] SS1986 WR2017

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Alydidae: Megalotomus quinquespinosus [feeds on seeds] Sch1980

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid) [polyphagous] Pp1965; Pseudococcidae:
Pseudococcus sorghiellus (Trochanter Mealybug) [polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in eastern USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Erynnis baptisiae (Wild Indigo Duskywing) OK1984; Lycaenidae: Callophrys irus (Frosted Elfin) OK1984, Everes comyntas (Eastern Tailed Blue) [larvae feed on the flowers; syn. Cupido comyntas] WR2017