Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Hibiscus spp.
(Rose Mallow) [Malvaceae]
(Observations are from Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Bouseman & Sternburg, Bouseman et al., Covell, Cranshaw, Blackman & Eastop, Pepper, ScaleNet)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis coreopsidis [found on young shoots & leaves of Black Gum, migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants] BE2013, Aphis gossypii (Cotton Aphid) [polyphagous] Crw2004 Pp1965, Macchiatiella rhamni HF1931; Pseudococcidae:
Phenacoccus solenopsis (Solenopsis Mealybug) [feeds on foliage & sometimes roots, polyphagous; widespread] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Hesperiidae: Pyrgus communis (Checkered Skipper) Bou2006; Lycaenidae: Strymon melinus (Gray Hairstreak) [larvae feed on fruits, polyphagous, legumes & mallows are favored] BS2001; Noctuidae: Anomis erosa (Yellow Scallop Moth) Cv2005 Wg2005, Eudryas unio (Pearly Wood Nymph) Cv2005; Saturniidae: Automeris io (Io Moth) [polyphagous] Wg2005