Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Liatris spp.
(Blazingstar) [Asteraceae]
(Observations are from Covell, Cranshaw, Blackman & Eastop, Natural History Museum, Panzer et al.)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis lacinariae [found on leaves & stems, oligophagous] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Geometridae: Synchlora aerata (Wavy-lined Emerald) [larvae feed on flowers] NHM2010; Noctuidae: Autographa flagellum (Silver Whip) [this moth is found north of Illinois] NHM2010, Papaipema beeriana (Blazingstar Borer Moth) [larvae bore into lower stems & corms, oligophagous; found in wet to moist prairies; Liatris spicata is a preferred host plant, while Liatris aspera is not used] NHM2010 Pnz2006, Schinia sanguinea (Bleeding Flower Moth) [syn. Schinia gloriosa, larvae feed on flowers & developing seeds, oligophagous; Liatris cylindrica is a host plant] Cv2005 NHM2010 Pnz2006, Schinia tertia (Tertia Flower Moth) [larvae feed on flowers & developing seeds] NHM2010; Sesiidae: Carmenta anthracipennis (Blazingstar Clearwing Moth) [larvae bore through stems, oligophagous] Crw2004 NHM2010 Pnz2006