Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Lonicera spp.
(Honeysuckle) [Caprifoliaceae]
(Observations are from Marshall, Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Microleps website, Rider, Covell, Cranshaw, Needham et al., Smith, Blackman & Eastop, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Spencer & Steyskal, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Buprestidae: Agrilus cyanescens Msh2006

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Paraphytomyza cornigera [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Kansas & California] SS1986, Paraphytomyza luteoscutellata [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, & Canada] SS1986

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Brochymena quadripustulata (Four-Humped Stink Bug) Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Alphitoaphis lonicericola [aphids are found on young growth, causing leaf curl; distributed in north-central USA, including Illinois] HF1931 BE2013, Gypsoaphis oestlundi [found on young shoots & leaves; distributed in N USA & Canada] HF1931 BE2013 RB1965, Hyadaphis foeniculi (Honeysuckle-Fennel Aphid) [curls leaves of Lonicera spp. & Symphoricarpos spp., migrating during the summer to the stems, leaves, & inflorescences of herbaceous plants in the Apiaceae; this aphid was introduced into North America from Europe] Crw2004 HF1931 BE2013 Pp1965, Hyadaphis passerinii [curls leaves of honeysuckle shrubs, migrating during the summer to the stems, leaves, & inflorescences of herbaceous plants in the Apiaceae; this aphid was introduced into North America from Eurasia] BE2013, Hyadaphis tartaricae (Honeysuckle Aphid) [curls leaves & distorts twig tips of honeysuckle] BE2013, Rhopalomyzus lonicerae [rolls leaves of honeysuckle toward their undersides, causing red & yellow spots; migrates during the summer to the leaves of grasses, especially Phalaris arundinacea, this aphid has been been found in Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Manitoba, & SE Canada, it was introduced from Europe] BE2013 Pp1965 RB1965, Rhopalomyzus poae [found on Lonicera spp. as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to the basal parts of various grasses; this aphid has been found in Illinois & Wisconsin, it also occurs in Europe] BE2013; Pseudococcidae: Pseudococcus comstocki (Comstock Mealybug) [found on foliage, including lower side of leaves; polyphagous, feeding on woody vegetation; this insect is widely distributed in NE & north-central USA, it is also found in Ontario] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Cimbicidae: Zaraea inflatus (Honeysuckle Sawfly) Msh2006, Zaraea lonicerae [larvae feed on leaves, syn. Abia lonicerae, syn. Abia nigricornis, introduced into North America from abroad] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Alucitidae: Alucita hexadactyla (Six-Plume Moth) [larvae bore into buds & flowers] Msh2006; Elachistidae: Perittia herrichiella (syn. Onceroptila herrichiella, larvae are blotch leaf-miners of non-native Lonicera spp., introduced into N. America from Eurasia] Mic2010; Epiplemidae: Callizzia amorata (Gray Scoopwing) [larvae feed gregariously within webs] Cv2005 Msh2006 Wg2005; Gracillariidae: Cameraria affinis [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928, Phyllonorycter mariaeella [larvae are tentiform leaf-miners] Mic2010; Noctuidae: Egira alternans (Alternate Woodling) [found in southern IL] Cv2005, Harrisimemna trisignata (Harris' Three-Spot) [polyphagous] Wg2005, Homohadena badistriga (Brown-Lined Sallow) Cv2005, Palthis angulalis (Black-Spotted Palthis) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Nymphalidae: Euphydryas phaeton (Baltimore) [later instars] Wg2005; Sphingidae: Hemaris diffinis (Snowberry Clearwing) Cv2005 Wg2005, Hemaris thysbe (Hummingbird Clearwing) Crw2004 Cv2005 Msh2006 Wg2005; Ypsolophidae: Ypsolopha dentella Msh2006