Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Gnaphalium spp.
(Cudweed) [Asteraceae]
(some species of Gnaphalium have been assigned to the Pseudognaphalium genus; observations are from Blackman & Eastop, 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, Melanagromyza splendida [larvae are stem-borers; found in Michigan, New York, & areas south] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Brachycaudus helichrysi (Leafcurl Plum Aphid) [curls leaves of plum trees, migrating during the summer to the stems & inflorescences of various herbaceous plants, especially in the Asteraceae] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Trichordestra legitima (Striped Garden Caterpillar) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Vanessa virginiensis (American Painted Lady) NHM2010