Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Leucanthemum vulgare
(Ox-Eye Daisy) [Asteraceae]
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Chrysanthemum leucanthemum. Observations are from Stannard, Marshall, Wagner, Covell, Cranshaw, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Wheeler et al., Gangwere, Miller, Pepper, Natural History Museum)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Chromatomyia syngenesiae (Chrysanthemum Leafminer) Ndm1928

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Plagiognathus politus WHM1983, Polymerus basalis WHM1983

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aulacorthum solani (Foxglove Aphid) [polyphagous, host referred to as Chrysanthemum sp.] Pp1965, Brachycaudus cardui (Thistle Aphid) [found on stems & leaves] BE2013, Brachycaudus helichrysi (Leafcurl Plum Aphid) [curls leaves of plum trees, migrating during the summer to the stems & inflorescences of various herbaceous plants, especially in the Asteraceae] BE2013 Pp1965, Coloradoa rufomaculata (Pale Chrysanthemum Aphid) [host plant referred to as Chrysanthemum sp.] Pp1965, Coloradoa tanacetina [found along the edges of leaves; this European aphid has been introduced into NE & north-central USA] BE2013, Macrosiphoniella leucanthemi [observed in Pennsylvania] Pp1965, Macrosiphoniella sanborni (Chrysanthemum Aphid) [host plants referred to as Chrysanthemum spp.] Pp1965, Macrosiphoniella tanacetaria [found on flowerheads & stems; this Eurasian aphid has been introduced into NE USA & Canada] BE2013, Macrosiphoniella subterranea Pp1965, Macrosiphoniella tapuskae [usually found on lower leaves] BE2013, Uroleucon gravicorne [found in NE & north-central USA, including Illinois] BE2013, Uroleucon rudbeckiae (Golden Glow Aphid) [possible misidentification of aphid] Pp1965

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria (Blackberry Looper Moth) [larvae feed on flowers] Cv2005 NHM2010, Eupithecia miserulenta (Common Pug) [larvae feed on flowers] NHM2010, Synchlora aerata (Wavy-lined Emerald) [larvae feed on flowers] Wg2005; Noctuidae: Papaipema nebris (Stalk Borer Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Tortricidae: Pelochrista zomonana [larvae feed in roots & stems; Ox-eye Daisy is a possible host plant as the larvae of this moth reportedly feed on Chrysanthemum spp.] Mlr1987

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus confusus (Little Pasture Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Melanoplus sanguinipes (Migratory Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Phlaeothripidae: Haplothrips leucanthemi (Clover Thrips) [found on flowers] Msh2006 St1968