Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Betula populifolia
(Gray Birch) [Betulaceae]
(Observations are from Wagner, Dmitriev & Dietrich, Clark et al., Covell, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Hamilton, Opler & Krizek, Miller, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Scelolyperus meracus Clk2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Euceraphis lineata (Gray Birch Aphid) [monophagous on Gray Birch, distributed in NE USA & E Canada] BE2013, Euceraphis papyrifericola (Paper Birch Aphid) [distributed in NE USA & Canada] BE2013; Cercopidae: Clastoptera obtusa (Alder Spittlebug) [eaten by both nymphs & adults] Hm1982; Cicadellidae: Erythridula praecisa DD2010; Diaspididae:
Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Tenthredinidae: Croesus latitarsus (Dusky Birch Sawfly) [Gray Birch is a preferred host plant; syn. Craesus latitarsus] Crw2004, Fenusa pusilla (Birch Leafminer) Ndm1928

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Noctuidae: Lacinipolia lorea (Bridled Arches) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Notodontidae: Peridea ferruginea (Chocolate Prominent) Wg2005; Nymphalidae: Nymphalis vau-album (Compton Tortoise Shell) OK1984; Tortricidae:
Epinotia solicitana (Birch Shoot Borer Moth) [larvae feed within terminal growth or folded leaves; this moth is found mostly NE of Illinois] Mlr1987