Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Ligustrum vulgare
(Common Privet) [Oleaceae]
(Observations are from Hottes & Frison, Blackman & Eastop, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Aphis rumicis (Dock Aphid) [polyphagous] HF1931, Macrosiphum gei  (Avens Aphid) [polyphagous] HF1931, Myzus ligustri (Privet Aphid) [rolls leaves longitudinally into narrow tubes; this European aphid has been found in New York] BE2013, Myzus persicae (Green Peach Aphid) [polyphagous] HF1931; Diaspididae:
Diaspidiotus perniciosus (San Jose Scale) [usually found on bark, polyphagous, although preferring woody species in the Rosaceae; this insect is widely distributed; syn. Comstockaspis perniciosa, syn. Quadraspidiotus perniciosus] SN2014, Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Sesiidae: Podosesia syringae (Lilac/Ash Borer Moth) [larvae bore through wood] Crw2004