Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Juniperus communis
(Ground Juniper) [Cupressaceae]
(Observations are from Wagner, Clark et al., Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Robinson & Bradley, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Paria sexnotata Clk2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Cinara juniperi (Juniper Aphid) [found on undersides of new shoots, feeding on the needles; this aphid has been observed in Ontario & Manitoba] BE2013 RB1965; Diaspididae:
Carulaspis juniperi (Juniper Scale) [causes foliage to turn yellow & fall off, found mostly on Juniperus spp.; this insect is widely distributed in NE & north-central USA] SN2014, Dynaspidiotus abietis [this scale insect occurs in many areas of E USA, it was introduced from Eurasia] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Gelechiidae: Coleotechnites juniperella [needle-miner] Ndm1928; Geometridae: Thera contractata (Early Juniper Carpet) Wg2005; Yponomeutidae: Argyresthia annettella Ndm1928