Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Chamaedaphne calyculata
(Leatherleaf) [Ericaceae]
(Observations are from Marshall, Hamilton, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, ScaleNet)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis spiraecola (Spiraea Aphid) Pp1965, Ericaphis scammelli Pp1965, Illinoia canadensis Pp1965, Myzus lythri (Purple Loosestrife Aphid) [possible misidentification of aphid species] Pp1965; Cercopidae:
Clastoptera saintcyri (Heath Spittlebug) Hm1982; Diaspididae: Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Lycaenidae: Callophrys augustinus (Brown Elfin) [this butterfly is found in areas to the north and east of Illinois] Msh2006 OK1984