____________


Insects Feeding
on these Plants:

____________


Erechtites hieracifolia
(Pilewort) [Asteraceae]
(observations are from Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Gangwere, Pepper, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Amauromyza maculosa [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; widespread] SS1986, Calycomyza platyptera [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Maryland & Mississippi] SS1986, Liriomyza trifolii [larvae are leaf-miners, polyphagous; widespread in E USA] SS1986, Melanagromyza splendida [larvae bore through stems; found in Michigan, New York, & areas south] SS1986, Nemorimyza posticata [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; widespread] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis fabae (Black Bean Aphid) [polyphagous] Pp1965, Aphis middletonii (Erigeron Root Aphid) [found on underground stems & roots; syn. Protaphis middletonii] Pp1965, Brachycaudus cardui (Thistle Aphid) Pp1965, Uroleucon pseudambrosiae [found on stems & inflorescences; distributed in E USA & Canada, including Massachusetts, Wisconsin, & Manitoba] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Gracillariidae Phyllocnistis insignis [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928 NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-striped Grasshopper) [feeds on leaves, field observations] Ggw1961
________________________________________________________________________