Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Carya ovata
(Shagbark Hickory) [Juglandaceae]
(Observations are from Knight, Hottes & Frison, Wagner, Dennis, Dmitriev & Dietrich, MacRae, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Wheeler et al., Hamilton, Opler & Krizek, Miller, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Buprestidae: Agrilus otiosus (Hickory Agrilus) [larvae bore through dead branches] Mcr1991, Anthaxia viridifrons Mcr1991, Chrysobothris adelpha [larvae bore through dead branches] Mcr1991, Chrysobothris sexsignata [larvae bore through dead trees] Mcr1991

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Ceratocapsus complicatus WHM1983, Ceratocapsus nigellus WHM1983, Lygocoris caryae (Hickory Plant Bug) Kn1941 WHM1983, Plagiognathus albatus Kn1941 

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aetalionidae: Microcentrus caryae Den1952; Aphididae: Longistigma caryae (Giant Bark Aphid) [found on bark, polyphagous] BE2013, Monellia caryella (Black-Margined Pecan Aphid) [found on leaves] HF1931, Monelliopsis nigropunctata HF1931, Monelliopsis pleurialis [found on leaflet undersides, distributed in E USA & Ontario] BE2013; Cercopidae:
Clastoptera achatina (Pecan Spittlebug) Hm1982, Clastoptera obtusa (Alder Spittlebug) [fed on by adults only] Hm1982; Cicadellidae: Eratoneura anseri DD2010, Eratoneura bigemina DD2010, Eratoneura era [preferred host plant] DD2010, Eratoneura osborni DD2010, Eratoneura parvipes DD2010, Eratoneura penesica DD2010, Eratoneura turgida DD2010, Erythridula eluta [polyphagous] 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, Melanaspis obscura (Obscure Scale) [found on bark; this insect occurs in E USA & California] SN2014; Membracidae: Atymna querci Den1952, Carynota mera Den1952, Cyrtolobus discoidalis Den1952, Cyrtolobus fuliginosus Den1952, Cyrtolobus fuscipennis Den1952, Cyrtolobus pallidifrontis Den1952, Cyrtolobus vau Den1952, Enchenopa binotata [polyphagous] Den1952, Entylia bactriana [polyphagous] Den1952, Ophiderma evelyna Den1952, Ophiderma salamandra Den1952, Stictocephala lutea Den1952, Stictocephala taurina [polyphagous] Den1952, Telamona decorata Den1952, Telamona monticola Den1952, Telamona tristis Den1952, Telamona unicolor Den1952; Phylloxeridae: Phylloxera caryaefallax [forms galls on upper sides of leaves; found in Illinois & Missouri] BE2013, Phylloxera caryaeglobuli [forms globoid galls on leaflets; found in Illinois & Missouri] BE2013, Phylloxera caryaegummosa [forms spindle-shaped galls on leaflet undersides, suspended from slender stalks; found in Illinois & Missouri] BE2013, Phylloxera caryaesepta [forms biconical galls on leaflets that resemble sea-anemones at maturity; found in Illinois & Missouri] BE2013, Phylloxera conica [forms globular galls on leaflets that are deep purplish brown, becoming pubescent with maturity; found in Illinois & Missouri, Shagbark Hickory is a possible host] BE2013, Phylloxera depressa [forms smooth convex galls on upper surfaces of leaflets that have nipple-like projections below; found in Illinois] BE2013; Pseudococcidae: Eurycoccus blanchardii (Blanchard Mealybug) [this insect is widely distributed in eastern USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gracillariidae: Caloptilia blandella [leaf-miner or leaf-roller] Ndm1928, Cameraria caryaefoliella [leaf-miner] Ndm1928, Phyllonorycter caryaealbella [leaf-miner] Ndm1928; Heliozelidae: Coptodisca lucifluella [leaf-miner] Ndm1928; Lycaenidae: Satyrium caryaevorum (Hickory Hairstreak) [a preferred host plant] OK1984; Nepticulidae: Nepticula juglandifoliella (Pecan Serpentine Leafminer) [syn. Stigmella juglandifoliella] Ndm1928, Nepticula trinotata [leaf-miner, syn. Ectoedemia trinotata] Ndm1928; Noctuidae: Catocala epione (Epione Underwing) Wg2005, Catocala obscura (Obscure Underwing) Wg2005; Tortricidae: Pseudexentera cressoniana (Shagbark Hickory Leafroller) [Shagbark Hickory is the preferred host plant of this moth] Mlr1987