Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Hieracium spp.
(Hawkweed) [Asteraceae]
(observations are from Blackman & Eastop, Pepper, Natural History Museum)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Hyperomyzus inflatus [this North American aphid has been found in Maine, North Carolina, & Pennsylvania] BE2013, Hyperomyzus picridis [probable misidentification of aphid, more likely this was Hyperomyzus inflatus] Pp1965, Nasonovia ribisnigri (Currant-Lettuce Aphid) [found at shoots & curling the leaves of Ribes spp., migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants in the Asteraceae & other plant families; this aphid is distributed in NE USA, north-central USA, & Canada, including Illinois] BE2013 Pp1965, Uroleucon ambrosiae (Brown Ambrosia Aphid) [possible misidentification of aphid] Pp1965, Uroleucon rudbeckiae (Golden Glow Aphid) [possible misidentification of aphid] Pp1965, Uroleucon sonchi (Sow-Thistle Aphid) [found on herbaceous plants in the Asteraceae, among which Sow-Thistles are the preferred hosts; this Eurasian aphid has been introduced into NE USA & SE Canada, including Illinois] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Xestia speciosa [polyphagous, this moth has a circumboreal distribution] NHM2010