Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Capsella bursa-pastoris
(Shepherd's Purse) [Brassicaceae]
(Observations are from Rider, Hottes & Frison, Clark et al., Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krizek, Robinson & Bradley, Spencer & Steyskal, Majka et al., Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Entomoscelis americana Clk2004, Phyllotreta bipustulata Clk2004, Phyllotreta cruciferae Clk2004, Phyllotreta striolata Clk2004, Phyllotreta zimmermanni Clk2004, Psylliodes convexior Clk2004; Curculionidae: Ceutorhynchus erysimi [this Eurasian insect is widely distributed in North America] MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Liriomyza trifolii [larvae are leaf-miners, polyphagous; widespread in E USA] SS1986

Heteroptera (True Bugs)

Pentatomidae: Holcostethus limbolarius Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Abstrusomyzus phloxae [polyphagous] BE2013, Aphis sambuci (Elder Aphid) [found on young shoots of elderberry, migrating to various herbaceous plants during the summer] BE2013, Forda formicaria HF1931, Geoica squamosa HF1931, Lipaphis pseudobrassicae (False Cabbage Aphid) [distributed in NE USA & north-central USA] BE2013, Myzus cerasi (Black Cherry Aphid) [found on shoot tips & curling the leaves of cherry trees during the spring, migrating to herbaceous plants during the summer, especially species in the Brassicaceae] BE2013, Myzus persicae (Green Peach Aphid) [polyphagous] RB1965, Nearctaphis bakeri [found on young leaves & flower buds on hawthorns & other shrubs in the Rosaceae, migrating to various herbaceous plants in the Fabaceae & other plant families; widespread in North America, including Illinois] BE2013, Rhopalosiphoninus staphyleae (Mangold Aphid) [found on Bladdernut & other shrubs as primary hosts, migrating to the stored bulbs of plants in the Liliaceae, or migrating to the roots of various outdoor plants in several plant families] BE2013, Sitobion avenae (English Grain Aphid) [found on grasses & other herbaceous plants] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Agrotis subterranea (Subterranean Dart) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Peridroma saucia (Variegated Cutworm) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Pieridae: Anthocharis midea (Falcate Orangetip) OK1984, Pontia protodice (Checkered White) OK1984 NHM2010