Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Carya glabra
(Pignut Hickory) [Juglandaceae]
(Observations are from Yanega, Wagner, Dmitriev & Dietrich, MacRae, Blackman & Eastop, Gangwere, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Buprestidae: Acmaeodera tubulus Mcr1991, Actenodes acornis [larvae bore through dead trees] Mcr1991, Anthaxia viridifrons Mcr1991, Chrysobothris adelpha [larvae bore through dead branches] Mcr1991, Dicerca lurida [larvae bore through dead trees] Mcr1991; Cerambycidae: Microclytus gazellula [larvae found in outer bark of live trees] Ya1996

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Longistigma caryae (Giant Bark Aphid) [found on bark, polyphagous] BE2013, Melanocallis caryaefoliae (Black Pecan Aphid) Pp1965, Monellia microsetosa (Pignut Hickory Aphid) [found on leaves, Pignut Hickory is the preferred host; distributed in E USA & Canada from Quebec to Florida] BE2013; Cicadellidae: Eratoneura anseri DD2010, Eratoneura bigemina DD2010, Eratoneura osborni DD2010, Eratoneura parvipes DD2010, Eratoneura penesica DD2010, Eratoneura teres [preferred host plant] DD2010, Eratoneura turgida [preferred host plant] DD2010;
Diaspididae: Chionaspis caryae (Hickory Scurfy Scale) [causes deformation of branches & twigs on young trees; this insect is found in NE & north-central USA] SN2014; Phylloxeridae: Phylloxera caryaecaulis [forms galls on young shoots, petioles, or leaflet bases; found in E USA] BE2013, Phylloxera caryaefoliae [forms conical galls on leaflet uppersides; found in NE USA, including Illinois] BE2013, Phylloxera caryaeren [forms reniform galls along petiolules & midribs of leaflets, found in Illinois & Missouri] BE2013, Phylloxera caryaesemen [forms small rounded galls on leaflets, found in Illinois & Missouri] BE2013, Phylloxera fovea [forms small galls on leaflets that are convex above, and either convex or depressed below with central dimples; found in Virginia] BE2013, Phylloxera pilosula [forms galls on leaflets that are flat with central depressions above & central nipples below; found in Washington, D.C.] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Lycaenidae: Satytrium caryaevorum (Hickory Hairstreak) [a preferred host plant] OK1984; Noctuidae: Catocala epione (Epione Underwing) Wg2005, Catocala insolabilis (Inconsolable Underwing) [preferred host plant] Wg2005

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus confusus (Little Pasture Grasshopper) [feeds on dry leaves, field observations] Ggw1961; Tettigoniidae: Scudderia curvicauda (Curve-tailed Bush Katydid) [nymphs feed on leaf galls, field observations] Ggw1961