Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Pinus rigida
(Pitch Pine) [Pinaceae]
(Observations are from Lattin, Knight, Wagner, Yanega, and Dmitriev & Dietrich, Needham et al., Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Smith, Blackman & Eastop, Wheeler et al., Hamilton, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Cerambycidae: Xylotrechus schaefferi [feeds on cones] Ya1996; Curculionidae: Hylobius pales (Pales Weevil) [adults damage twigs, larvae bore into stumps & recently killed trees] Crw2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Cecidomyia resinicola (Pine Pitch Midge) AOS1905

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Phytocoris conspersipes WHM1983, Phytocoris uniformis Kn1941; Scutelleridae: Tetyra bipunctata [oligophagous] Lat1964 

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Cinara atlantica Pp1965, Cinara pergandei Pp1965, Cinara pinivora Pp1965, Cinara rigidae [found in New Hampshire] BE2013, Cinara taedae [found on pines in subsections Australes & Contortae, Pitch Pine is a preferred host; this aphid is distributed southward from Pennsylvania] BE2013 Pp1965, Cinara watsoni [found on new growth, or near tips of last year's shoots, especially on pines of subsection Australes; distributed in E USA] BE2013 Pp1965, Essigella pini Pp1965, Eulachnus rileyi (Pine Needle Aphid) Pp1965, Schizolachnus parvus [found among pine needles, causing a bluish bloom; this aphid has been observed in Minnesota & Washington, D.C.] BE2013; Cercopidae: 
Aphrophora cribata (Pine Spittlebug) [syn. Aphrophora cribatus, found from Canada to Georgia; Pitch Pine is a preferred host] Hm1982, Aphrophora saratogensis (Saratoga Spittlebug) [host plant of adults] Hm1982; Cicadellidae: Erythridula abolla [polyphagous] DD2010; 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, Dynaspidiotus abietis [this scale insect occurs in many areas of E USA, it was introduced from Eurasia] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Diprionidae: Neodiprion excitans [larvae feed on leaves] Sm2006; Siricidae: Sirex edwardsii [larvae bore into wood] Sm2006, Sirex nigricornis [larvae bore into wood] Sm2006, Urocerus cressoni [larvae bore into wood] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gelechiidae: Exoteleia pinifoliella (Pine Needleminer) Ndm1928; Lycaenidae: Callophrys niphon (Pine Elfin) OK1984; Noctuidae: Zale metatoides (Washed-Out Zale) Wg2005