Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Hamamelis spp.
(Witch Hazel) [Hamamelidaceae]
(Observations are from Hottes & Frison, Dmitriev & Dietrich, Felt, Opler & Krizek, Miller, Majka et al.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Scolytidae: Lymantor decipiens [this insect is found in NE & north-central USA, & SE Canada] MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Asteromyia clarkei [larvae form small blister galls on leaves] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Hamamelistes spinosus (Spiny Witch Hazel Gall Aphid) Flt1917 HF1931, Hormaphis hamamelidis (Witch Hazel Cone Gall Aphid) [forms small conical galls on upper leaf surfaces] Flt1917 HF1931; Cicadellidae: Eratoneura marra DD2010, Hymetta balteata [polyphagous] DD2010

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Lycaenidae: Feniseca tarquinius (Harvester) [carnivorous caterpillars eat woolly aphids on witch hazel] OK1984; Tortricidae: Olethreutes footiana Mlr1987, Olethreutes hamameliana [this moth is found in NE USA & the Appalachian mountains] Mlr1987, Pseudexentera costomaculana [larvae feed in terminal growth & folded leaves; this moth is found east & SE of Illinois] Mlr1987