Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Juniperus spp.
(Juniper, Cedar) [Cupressaceae]
(Observations are from Yanega, Clark et al., Marshall, Rider, Covell, Smith, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Cerambycidae: Atimia confusus confusus [larvae found under bark] Ya1996, Callidium frigidum [larvae found under bark] Ya1996, Callidium texanum [larvae found under bark] Ya1996, Leptura abdominalis Ya1996, Oeme rigidus rigidus Ya1996, Semanotus ligneum ligneum (Cedar Tree Borer) Ya1996; Chrysomelidae: Paria sexnotata Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Contarinia juniperina (Juniper Midge) [larvae tunnel into tips of twigs; one host plant is Juniperus virginiana] Crw2004

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Chlorochroa persimilis Rid2009, Chlorochroa uhleri Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Coccidae: Parthenolecanium fletcheri (Fletcher Scale) Crw2004;
Diaspididae: Acutaspis morrisonorum (Round Conifer Scale) [found in E USA & SE Canada] SN2014, Aonidia shastae (Red Cedar Scale) [feeds on needles; found in Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, & several western states in the USA] SN2014, Aspidiotus cryptomeriae (Cryptomeria Scale) [found on leaves; this insect was introduced from E Asia into NE USA as far west as Indiana] SN2014, 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

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Diprionidae: Monoctenus fulvus (Juniper Sawfly) [larvae feed on leaves; one host is Juniperus virginiana] Crw2004, Monoctenus melliceps (Arborvitae Sawfly) [larvae feed on leaves; one host is Thuja occidentalis] Sm2006 Crw2004; Siricidae: Sirex areolatus [larvae bore into wood] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gelechiidae: Dichomeris marginella (Juniper Webworm) [Juniperus communis & ornamental junipers are hosts] Crw2004; Geometridae: Eupithecia miserulata (Common Eupithecia) [polyphagous] Cv2005, Patalene olyzonaria (Juniper Geometer) Cv2005, Thera juniperata (Juniper Moth) Msh2006; Heliodinidae: Argyresthia annettella [found east of IL, larvae bore into buds & leaves] Cv2005

Trombidiformes (Mites)
Tetranychidae: Platytetranychus thujae (Arborvitae Spider Mite) [this mite was originally found on Thuja occidentalis] Crw2004