Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Euthamia graminifolia
(Grass-leaved Goldenrod) [Asteraceae]
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Solidago graminifolia. These observations include Euthamia nuttallii as a variety of Grass-leaved Goldenrod. Observations are from Clark et al., Needham et al., Stireman et al., Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Gangwere, Loeffler, Pepper, Natural History Museum, and Wilhelm & Rericha.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Brachypnoea margaretae Clk2004, Exema canadensis Clk2004, Microrhopala vittata  (Goldenrod Leafminer) Clk2004 Ndm1928, Paria thoracica Clk2004, Sumitrosis inaequalis [leaf-miner] Clk2004, Trirhabda borealis Clk2004, Trirhabda virgata Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Asphondylia monacha (Nun Midge) [larvae form moderately loose apical bud galls] Flt1917, Asteromyia carbonifera (Black Blister Gall Midge) [larvae form blister galls on leaves, 'black' refers to the color of the midge rather than the galls] Flt1917, Asteromyia euthamiae [forms galls on foliage] Str2010 WR2017, Camptoneuromyia flavescens [larvae cause pyriform galls with closely adherent leaves to develop from apical buds] Flt1917, Dasineura carbonaria [larvae form loose apical bud galls] Flt1917, Dasineura flavicornis [larvae form apical bud galls with narrow adherent leaves] Flt1917, Lasioptera cylindrigallae [larvae cause cylindrical enlargement of the stems] Flt1917, Rhopalomyia fusiformae (Goldenrod Ribbed Gall Midge) [larvae cause ribbed fusiform galls to develop on leaves and stems] Flt1917, Rhopalomyia pedicellata (Goldenrod Stemmed Gall Midge) [larvae cause fusiform galls with petiole-like bases to develop on leaves] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Uroleucon lanceolatum [Grass-Leaved Goldenrod is a preferred host plant; this aphid is found in NE USA & SE Canada] BE2013 Pp1965, Uroleucon olivei [found on stems of aster primarily; distributed in E USA & Canada, including Ontario & Manitoba] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Coleophoridae: Coleophora intermediella [larvae feed on seeds] NHM2010; Gelechiidae:
Dichomeris leuconotella [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields] Lf1994, Dichomeris levisella [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields & woodland openings] Lf1994, Dichomeris ochripalpella (Shining Dichomeris Moth) [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields, woodland openings, & forests] Lf1994; Noctuidae: Condica videns (White-dotted Groundling) [larvae feed on flowerheads] NHM2010, Cucullia florea (Gray Hooded Owlet) [larvae feed on flowerheads] NHM2010; Tortricidae: Epiblema desertana [larvae probably feed on roots; this moth may be monophagous or oligophagous on Euthamia spp.] NHM2010, Epiblema scudderiana (Goldenrod Gall Moth) [larvae form fusiform galls on stems] NHM2010, Eucosma cataclystiana (Solidago Eucosma) [larvae feed on rootstalks] NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-legged Grasshopper) [feeds on flowerheads & leaves, field observations] Ggw1961