Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Helianthus occidentalis
(Western Sunflower) [Asteraceae]
(observations are from Charlet & Gavloski and Wilhelm & Rericha)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Metrioides convexa [breeds in the flowerheads, causes perforations of the ligules] WR2017; Curculionidae: Haplorhynchites aeneus (Sunflower Head-clipping Weevil) [female adults sever peduncles of flowerheads, causing them to droop, larvae feed within the flowerheads] WR2017

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Tortricidae: Suleima helianthana (Sunflower Bud Moth) [larvae feed in leaf axils, flower buds, & receptacles of flowerheads] CG2011