Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Pinus resinosa
(Red Pine) [Pinaceae]
(Observations are from Knight, Wagner, Rider, Covell, Smith, Blackman & Eastop, Hamilton, Miller, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Majka et al., Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Hylobius congener (Seedling Debarking Weevil) [this insect is found in Canada, NE USA, Minnesota, & North Carolina] MAM2007; Scolytidae: Tomicus piniperda (Common Pine Shoot Beetle) [adults tunnel into tips of twigs, larvae feed in tunnels behind bark] Crw2004

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Dichrooscytus suspectus Kn1941, Phytocoris pinicola Kn1941, Pilophorus gracilis Kn1941; Scutelleridae: Tetyra bipunctatus Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Adelgidae: Pineus boerneri [found on twigs; introduced into North America from abroad, this adelgid was observed in Connecticut] BE2013; Aphididae: Cinara atlantica Pp1965, Cinara harmonia [found at needle bases of 2- to 3-yr. old growth] BE2013 Pp1965 RB1965, Cinara pinivora Pp1965, 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 Pp1965, Eulachnus agilis (Spotted Pine Needle Aphid) Pp1965, Eulachnus rileyi (Pine Needle Aphid) Pp1965, Schizolachnus piniradiatae (Woolly Pine Needle Aphid) [found among needles, providing them with a gray coating; this aphid has been observed in Illinois, Michigan, & Canada] BE2013 Pp1965 RB1965; Cercopidae: Aphrophora saratogensis (Saratoga Spittlebug) [adults feed on sap of branches; Red Pine is a preferred host] Hm1982 Crw2004; Diaspididae:
Chionaspis heterophyllae (Pine Scurfy Scale) [found on needles; this insect occurs in E USA, along the Pacific Coast of the USA, & Canada] SN2014, Chionaspis pinifoliae (Pine Needle Scale) [found on needles; this insect is widely distributed throughout the USA] SN2014, Diaspidiotus mccombi (McComb Pine Scale) [found on needles, usually hidden within their basal sheaths; this insect occurs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, & areas south] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Diprionidae: Diprion similis (Introduced Pine Sawfly) [larvae feed on leaves; this insect prefers 5-needle pines as hosts] Crw2004, Neodiprion abbotii [larvae feed on leaves] Sm2006, Neodiprion compar [larvae feed on leaves] Sm2006, Neodiprion lecontei (Red-headed Pine Sawfly) [larvae feed on leaves] Crw2004, Neodiprion pratti (Virginia Pine Sawfly) [larvae feed on leaves] Sm2006 

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Zale metatoides (Washed-Out Zale) Wg2005; Sphingidae: Lapara bombycoides (Northern Pine Sphinx) [found in northern IL] Cv2005; Tortricidae: Cydia toreuta (Eastern Pine Seedworm) [larvae feed on seeds within cones; this may be a complex of closely related moth species] Mlr1987, Eucosma monitorana (Red Pine Cone Borer Moth) [larvae feed in cones; this moth is found east of Illinois] Mlr1987, Rhyacionia adana (Adana Pine Tip Moth) [larvae feed on terminal growth; this moth is found mostly east of Illinois] Mlr1987, Rhyacionia buoliana (European Pine Shoot Moth) [larvae tunnel into buds & shoots] Crw2004, Rhyacionia busckana (Red Pine Tip Moth) [larvae feed on terminal growth; this moth is found east of Illinois] Mlr1987