Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Comptonia peregrina
(Sweetfern) [Myricaceae]
(Observations are from Wagner, Clark et al., Dmitriev & Dietrich, Covell, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Hamilton, Miller, Pepper, Majka et al., Panzer et al.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalus insertus Clk2004, Neochlamisus comptoniae Clk2004, Paria frosti Clk2004; Curculionidae: Auletobius cassandrae [monophagous; this insect is found in E USA & SE Canada] MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Janetiella asplenifolia (Sweetfern Midge) [larvae form fleshy folds along veins] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Cepegillettea myricae [found on leaves; syn. Calaphis myricae] BE2013 Pp1965, Illinoia azaleae [found on young stems & leaves, distributed in NE USA] BE2013, Illinoia borealis [found on new growth, distributed in NE USA] BE2013; Cercopidae: Aphrophora saratogensis (Saratoga Spittlebug) [preferred host plant of nymphs] Hm1982; Cicadellidae: Eratoneura parallela DD2010

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Geometridae: Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria (Blackberry Looper) [larvae feed on leaves or flowers] Cv2005 Wg2005, Cleora sublunaria (Double-lined Gray) Cv2005, Cyclophora pendulinaria (Sweet Fern Geometer) [polyphagous] Cv2005 Wg2005 Pnz2006, Nemoria rubrifrontaria (Red-fronted Emerald) Cv2005; Noctuidae: Catocala antinympha (Sweetfern Underwing) [found mostly east of IL] Cv2005 Wg2005 Pnz2006, Euclidia cuspidea (Toothed Somberwing) [polyphagous] Cv2005, Lacinipolia lorea (Bridled Arches) [polyphagous] Cv2005, Melanchra assimilis (Black Arches) [polyphagous] Wg2005, Pyrrhia exprimens (Purple-lined Sallow) [polyphagous, larvae prefer flowers, buds, & fruit] Wg2005; Sphingidae: Dolba hyloeus (Pawpaw Sphinx) Cv2005, Sphinx gordius (Gordian Sphinx) [polyphagous] Cv2005 Wg2005; Tortricidae: Olethreutes electrofuscum [this moth is found in NE USA & SE Canada; syn. Olethreutes electrofuscus] Mlr1987