Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Eupatorium capillifolium
(Dog Fennel) [Asteraceae]
(Observations are from Spencer & Steyskal, Snodgrass et al., Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Diptera (Flies)

Agromyzidae: Melanagromyza virens [larvae are stem-borers; found in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, & Canada] SS1986

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Taylorilygus apicalis (Broken-backed Bug) SSS1984

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Diaspididae: Aonidomytilus solidaginis (Goldenrod Scale) [males are found on leaves; this insect occurs in SE USA as far north as Maryland & Tennessee; species in the Asteraceae are the most typical hosts] SN2014; Pseudococcidae: Pseudococcus sorghiellus (Trochanter Mealybug) [polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in eastern USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Estigmene acrea (Salt Marsh Caterpillar) [polyphagous, not restricted to coastal areas] NHM2010