Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Daucus carota
(Wild Carrot) [Apiaceae]
(Observations are from Arnett & Jacques, Rider, Wagner, Bouseman & Sternburg, Hottes & Frison, Marshall, Covell, Cranshaw, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, O'Brien, Gangwere, Pepper, Spencer & Steyskal, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Listronotus oregonensis oregonensis (Parsley Weevil) [larvae feed on this plant] Obr1997; Scarabaeidae: Ligyrus gibbosus (Carrot Beetle) [larvae feed on roots, syn. Bothynus gibbosus] AJ1981

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Chromatomyia syngenesiae (Chrysanthemum Leafminer) [polyphagous] Ndm1928, Liriomyza trifolii [larvae are leaf-miners, polyphagous; widespread in E USA] SS1986; Psilidae: Psila rosae (Carrot Rust Fly) [maggots tunnel into roots] Crw2004

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Cosmopepla lintneriana [polyphagous] Rid2009, Euschistus servus [polyphagous] Rid2009, Trichopepla atricornis Rid2009, Trichopepla semivittata Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis angelicae [feeds on roots; possible misidentification of this paleoarctic aphid as it is not recorded as occurring in North America] Pp1965, Aphis fabae (Black Bean Aphid) [polyphagous] Pp1965, Cavariella aegopodii (Willow-Carrot Aphid) [found on young leaves & catkins of willows, migrating during the summer to the leaves & inflorescences of herbaceous plants in the Apiaceae] Crw2004 Pp1965, Dysaphis apiifolia (Hawthorn-Parsley Aphid) [forms galls on leaves of hawthorns, migrating during the summer to the leaf bases of herbaceous plants in the Apiaceae; this aphid has been found in Illinois] BE2013, Dysaphis tulipae (Tulip Bulb Aphid) [sucks juices from bulbs or roots] Crw2004 HF1931, Hyadaphis foeniculi (Honeysuckle-Fennel Aphid) [Wild Carrot is a summer host] Crw2004 HF1931 Pp1965, Hyadaphis passerinii [curls leaves of honeysuckle shrubs, migrating to the stems, leaves, & inflorescences of herbaceous plants in the Apiaceae; Daucus carota is a preferred host; this aphid was introduced into North America from Eurasia] BE2013; Pseudococcidae:
Phenacoccus solenopsis (Solenopsis Mealybug) [feeds on foliage & sometimes roots, polyphagous; widespread] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Melanchra picta (Zebra Caterpillar) [larvae feed on leaves, polyphagous] Wg2005, Spodoptera exigua (Beet Armyworm) [polyphagous]; Papilionidae: Papilio polyxenes asterius (Black Swallowtail) [larvae feed on foliage] BS2001 Msh2006

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-striped Grasshopper) [feeds on leaves, field observations] Ggw1961, Melanoplus keeleri luridus (Keeler's Spur-throat Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Melanoplus scudderi (Scudder's Short-winged Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961; Tettigoniidae: Amblycorypha oblongifolia (Oblong-winged Katydid) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Amblycorypha rotundifolia (Round-winged Katydid) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Atlanticus testaceus (Protean Shieldback) [feeds on leaves, lab observations] Ggw1967, Scudderia curvicauda (Curve-tailed Bush Katydid) [lab observations] Ggw1961; Trigonidiidae: Allonemobius allardi (Allard's Ground Cricket) [feeds on flowerheads, field observations] Ggw1961