Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Nyssa sylvatica
(Black Gum) [Nyssaceae]
(Observations are from Knight, Hottes & Frison, Wagner, Marshall, Covell, Needham et al., Smith, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Wheeler et al., Watson, Pepper, ScaleNet)

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Cartodiplosis nyssaecola [larvae form tiny folds along leaf veins] Flt1917

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Lepidopsallus nyssae Kn1941, Lygocoris nyssae WHM1983 Wat1928  

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis coreopsidis [found on young shoots & leaves of Black Gum, migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants] HF1931 BE2013 Pp1965;
Diaspididae: Chionaspis caryae (Hickory Scurfy Scale) [causes deformation of branches & twigs on young trees, Carya spp. are preferred hosts; this insect is found in NE & north-central USA] SN2014, Chionaspis nyssae (Sour-Gum Scurfy Scale) [this insect occurs in most areas of E USA] SN2014, Diaspidiotus forbesi (Forbe's Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect occurs in north-central USA & elsewhere] SN2014; Phylloxeridae: Phylloxera nyssae [found in bark crevices of young trees in Washington, D.C.] BE2013, Phylloxerina nyssae [forms crescent-shaped galls along edges of leaves, this aphid has been found in Maryland & Washington, D.C.] BE2013

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Tenthredinidae: Caliroa nyssae [larvae feed on foliage] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Probole alienaria (Alien Probole) Wg2005; Heliozelidae: Antispila nyssaefoliella (Tupelo Leafminer Moth) [larvae are leaf-miners, found east of IL] Cv2005 Ndm1928; Nepticulidae: Nepticula nyssaefoliella [larvae are leaf-miners, syn. Ectoedemia nyssaefoliella] Ndm1928; Noctuidae: Allotria elonympha (False Underwing) [found in southern IL] Cv2005 Wg2005, Polygrammate hebraeicum (The Hebrew) [oligophagous, found in southern IL] Cv2005 Msh2006 Wg2005; Sphingidae: Darapsa pholus (Azalea Sphinx) Cv2005

Prostigmata (Prostigmatic Mites)
Eriophyidae: Aceria nyssae [forms small circular galls on leaves, often lobed above and conical below] Flt1917