Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Eupatorium spp.
(Boneset) [Asteraceae]
(Some species in the Eupatorium genus have been reassigned to other genera,  including Eupatoriadelphus (Eutrochus), Conoclinium, Ageratina, or Fleischmannia. Some observations may refer to species in these other genera. Observations are from Wagner, Dmitriev & Dietrich, Clark et al., Covell, Felt, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Longitarsus testaceus Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Amauromyza maculosa [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; widespread] SS1986, Calycomyza artemisiae [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; found in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin, & Canada] SS1986, Calycomyza flavinotum [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; found in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, & Canada] SS1986, Calycomyza platyptera [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Maryland & Mississippi] SS1986, Chromatomyia syngenesiae (Chrysanthemum Leafminer) Ndm1928, Liriomyza eupatorii [larvae are leaf-miners; found in North Carolina, Tennessee, & Canada] SS1986; Cecidomyiidae: Neolasioptera eupatoriflorae [larvae infest flowers] Flt1907

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis coreopsidis [found on young shoots & leaves of Black Gum, migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants] BE2013, Aphis vernoniae [found on tips of stems & leaf undersides, Ironweed is the preferred host] BE2013, Uroleucon ambrosiae [possible misidentification of aphid species, which is normally found on Ambrosia spp.] BE2013, Uroleucon eupatoricolens [found on stems; this aphid is distributed in NE USA & SE Canada, including Pennsylvania] BE2013, Uroleucon eupatorifoliae [found in North Carolina & SE Canada] BE2013; Cicadellidae: Empoasca erigeron [polyphagous] DD2010; 
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: Haploa clymene (Clymene Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005, Phragmatobia fuliginosa (Ruby Tiger Moth) [polyphagous, found in northern IL] Cv2005, Phragmatobia lineata (Lined Ruby Tiger Moth) Cv2005; Gelechiidae: Dichomeris setosella NHM2010, Dichomeris washingtoniella NHM2010; Geometridae: Anavitrinella pampinaria (Common Gray Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Eupithecia miserulenta (Common Pug) [larvae feed on flowers] NHM2010, Synchlora aerata (Wavy-lined Emerald) [larvae feed on flowers] Wg2005 NHM2010; Noctuidae: Chrysodeixis includens (Soybean Looper Moth) [polyphagous; syn. Pseudoplusia includens] NHM2010, Papaipema cataphracta (Burdock Borer Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005, Peridroma saucia (Variegated Cutworm) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Schinia trifascia (Three-lined Flower Moth) NHM2010; Oecophoridae: Agonopterix atrodorsella (Brown-collared Agonopterix) NHM2010, Agonopterix eupatoriiella NHM2010, Agonopterix pulvipennella [larvae form webs over young leaves] NHM2010; Pterophoridae: Oidaematophorus eupatorii (Eupatorium Plume Moth) [includes Joe-Pye Weed species; syn. Pterophora eupatorii] NHM2010; Pyralidae: Ostrinia obumbratalis (Smartweed Borer Moth) NHM2010; Sesiidae
: Carmenta bassiformis (Eupatorium Borer Moth) [larvae bore through stems or roots; this record may refer to Joe-Pye Weed species; this moth also feeds on Vernonia spp.] NHM2010; Tortricidae: Paralobesia slingerlandana [larvae of this moth feed on both Boneset and Joe-Pye Weed species] NHM2010, Platynota flavedana (Black-shaded Platynota) [polyphagous; larvae probably feed on both Boneset and Joe-Pye Weed species] NHM2010