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Insects Feeding
on this Plant:

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Pinus echinata
(Shortleaf Pine) [Pinaceae]
(Observations are from Hottes & Frison, Wagner, MacRae, Smith, Blackman & Eastop, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Buprestidae: Buprestis lineata (Lined Buprestis) [larvae bore through wood of dead trees] Mcr1991, Chrysobothris cribraria [larvae bore through wood of dead trees] Mcr1991, Chrysobothris dentipes [larvae bore through dead branches] Mcr1991; Curculionidae: Hylobius pales (Pales Weevil) [adults damage twigs, larvae bore in stumps & recently killed trees] Crw2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Cinara watsoni [found on new growth or near tips of last year's shoots, especially on pines of subsection Australes; this aphid is distributed in E USA] BE2013, Eulachnus rileyi [found on needles of both Old & New World pines; this aphid was introduced into North America from Eurasia] HF1931; Pseudococcidae: Oracella acuta (Acute Mealybug) [found under bark, on twigs, & at the base of needles; this insect occurs in SE USA as far north as Maryland & Kentucky] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Diprionidae: Neodiprion abbotii [larvae feed on leaves] Sm2006, Neodiprion excitans (Black-headed Pine Sawfly) [larvae feed on leaves; this insect is found mosly south of Illinois] Sm2006 Crw2004, Neodiprion lecontei (Red-headed Pine Sawfly) [larvae feed on leaves] Crw2004, Neodiprion pratti (Virginia Pine Sawfly) [larvae feed on leaves] Sm2006; Siricidae: Sirex edwardsii [larvae bore into wood] Sm2006, Sirex nigricornis [larvae bore into wood] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Zale metatoides (Washed-Out Zale) Wg2005
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