Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Cornus sericea
(Red-Osier Dogwood) [Cornaceae]
(Sometimes this shrub is referred to as Cornus stolonifera. Observations are from Knight, Hottes & Frison, Dmitriev & Dietrich, Clark et al., Covell, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Wheeler et al., Gangwere, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Altica corni [preferred host plant] Clk2004, Calligrapha knabi Clk2004, Calligrapha philadelphica Clk2004, Calligrapha rowena Clk2004, Paria scutellaris Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Lasioptera corni (Dogwood Spot Gall Midge) [larvae form yellowish blister galls with purple margins on leaves] Flt1917, Neolasioptera cornicola (Dogwood Stem Gall Midge) [larvae form irregular galls on young shoots] Flt1917

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Lygocoris communis (Green Apple Bug) Kn1941, Plagiognathus cornicola WHM1983 

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Anoecia corni (Dogwood-Grass Aphid) Pp1965, Anoecia cornicola [found on dogwood shrubs, migrating during the summer to the roots of grasses] BE2013 Pp1965, Anoecia oenotherae [found on dogwood shrubs, migrating during the summer to the roots of Oenothera biennis] BE2013, Aphis carduella (Dogwood-Sunflower Aphid) 
[twists & curls leaves of dogwood shrubs, migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants in the Asteraceae & Apiaceae; syn. Aphis helianthi] Pp1965 RB1965 HF1931 BE2013, Aphis cornifoliae HF1931, Aphis maculatae [this aphid alternates between poplars & dogwood shrubs] BE2013, Aphis neogillettei [curls leaves] BE2013 RB1965, Aphis salicariae (Dogwood-Fireweed Aphid) [curls leaves & feeds on developing flowers of dogwood shrubs, migrating during the summer to the leaf undersides of Epilobium angustifolium; this Eurasian aphid has been found in Ontario & Manitoba] BE2013 RB1965, Macrosiphum manitobensis [syn. Sitobion manitobense] RB1965; Cicadellidae: Erythroneura rubrella [preferred host plant] DD2010; Diaspididae: Chionaspis corni (Dogwood Scurfy Scale) [found on branches, causing dieback; this insect occurs in NE USA, north-central USA, & Ontario] SN2014, Chionaspis lintneri (Lintner Scurfy Scale) [this insect is found in E USA & SE Canada] SN2014, Chionaspis salicis (Willow Scurfy Scale) [found mainly on twigs & branches; this insect is polyphagous, although it prefers Salix spp. & Populus spp.; this insect is widely distributed in the USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Hydrelia albifera (Fragile White Carpet) Cv2005, Xanthotype urticaria (False Crocus Geometer) [polyphagous] Cv2005; 
Lycaenidae: Celastrina ladon (Spring Azure) [observed in Virginia] OK1984; Noctuidae: Hypena bijugalis (Dimorphic Hypena) [syn. Bomolocha bijugalis] Cv2005, Palthis angulalis (Dark-Spotted Palthis) [polyphagous] Cv2005

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Tettigoniidae: Amblycorypha oblongifolia (Oblong-winged Katydid) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Amblycorypha rotundifolia (Round-winged Katydid) [lab observations] Ggw1961