Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Iva xanthifolia
(Giant Sumpweed) [Asteraceae]
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Cyclachaena xanthifolia. Observations are from Blackman & Eastop, Vickery & Kevan, Brust et al., Robinson & Bradley, O'Brien & Anderson, and the Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Smicronyx commixtus OA1996

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Aphis alba [found on petioles & leaf midribs, this aphid has been observed in Massachusetts] BE2013, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid) [polyphagous] RB1965

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Nymphalidae: Chlosyne gorgone carlota (Gorgone Checkerspot) NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Hesperotettix speciosus (Western Grass-Green Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found on sandy hills & in weedy areas] VK1985 BHW2008