Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Celastrus scandens
(American Bittersweet) [Celastraceae]
(Observations are from Dennis, Hottes & Frison, Marshall, Wagner, Microleps website, Covell, MacRae, Pepper, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet, Eiseman)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Buprestidae: Chrysobothris azurea [larvae bore through dead vines] Mcr1991; Chrysomelidae: Sumitrosis rosea [larvae are leaf-miners] Eis2016

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Acyrthosiphon pisum HF1931, Aphis citricola [polyphagous] HF1931, Aphis fabae (Black Bean Aphid) [polyphagous] Pp1965, Aphis rumicis (Dock Aphid) [polyphagous] HF1931; Diaspididae:
Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014, Unaspis euonymi (Euonymus Scale) [found on foliage, woody stems, or bark; this insect is widely distributed in the USA] SN2014; Membracidae: Ceresa bubalus (Buffalo Treehopper) [polyphagous] Den1952 

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Eutrapela clemataria (Curve-toothed Geometer) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Pleuroprucha insulsaria (Common Tan Wave) [larvae feed on flowers, polyphagous] Cv2005 Wg2005 NHM2010; Lycaenidae: Celastrina argiolus (Spring/Summer Azure) [larvae feed on flowers & buds] Msh2006; Saturniidae: Samia cynthia (Ailanthus Silkmoth) [larvae prefer Tree-of-Heaven, Ailanthus altissima, as a host plant, but sometimes feed on the foliage of other woody plants] NHM2010; Yponomeutidae: Zelleria celastrusella [larvae form webs around terminal leaves, consuming them; syn. Kessleria celastrusella] Mic2010 NHM2010