Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Platanus occidentalis
(American Sycamore) [Platanaceae]
(Observations are from Hoffman, Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Knight, Osborn & Drake, Yanega, Clark et al., Arnett & Jacques, Dmitriev & Dietrich, Covell, Needham et al., Wheeler et al., Watson, Miller, Pepper, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Cerambycidae: Goes pulverulentus (Living Beech Borer) [larvae bore through heartwood of living trees] Ya1996; Chrysomelidae: Neochlamisus platani (Sycamore Leaf Beetle) [both adults & larvae feed on the leaves] Clk2004 Crw2004; Scarabaeidae: Popillia japonica (Japanese Beetle) [polyphagous] Crw2004

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Lygaeidae: Belonochilus numenius [feeds on seedheads, preferred host plant] Hof1996; Miridae: Plagiognathus albatus (Sycamore Plant Bug) [found on young growth along streams, polyphagous] Kn1941 WHM1983 Wat1928 Crw2004, Reuteria platani Kn1941; Tingidae: Corythucha ciliata (Sycamore Lace Bug) [sucks sap from leaves] AJ1981 OD1916 Crw2004 

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Longistigma caryae (Giant Bark Aphid) HF1931 Pp1965; Cicadellidae: Empoasca recurvata [polyphagous] DD2010, Eratoneura arta [preferred host plant] DD2010, Eratoneura bella [preferred host plant] DD2010, Eratoneura ingrata [preferred host plant] DD2010, Eratoneura lawsoni [preferred host plant] DD2010, Eratoneura morgani [preferred host plant] DD2010, Eratoneura torella [preferred host plant] DD2010, Eratoneura usitata [preferred host plant] DD2010; Diaspididae:
Chionaspis americana (Elm Scurfy Scale) [females are usually found on bark, while males are usually found on leaf undersides; this polyphagous insect is widely distributed in the USA] SN2014, Chionaspis ortholobis (Straight-lobed Scurfy Scale) [this insect occurs in NE USA, north-central USA, and many states in W USA] SN2014, Chionaspis platani (Sycamore Scurfy Scale) [found on bark; this insect occurs in Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, & areas southward] SN2014, Diaspidiotus ostreaeformis (False San Jose Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in N USA & S Canada, also in Eurasia, where it is native] SN2014, Melanaspis tenebricosa (Gloomy Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect occurs in E USA & California] SN2014; Pseudococcidae: Heliococcus osborni (Osborn Mealybug) [polyphagous, mostly found on woody vegetation] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Halysidota harrisii (Sycamore Tussock Moth) Wg2005; Limacodidae: Euclea delphinii (Spiny Oak Slug) [polyphagous, found in southern IL] Cv2005; Nepticulidae: Nepticula clemensella [leaf-miner, syn. Ectoedemia clemensella] Ndm1928, Nepticula platanella (Sycamore Leaf-Blotch Miner) [syn. Ectoedemia platanella] Ndm1928, Nepticula platea [leaf-miner, syn. Ectoedemia platea] Ndm1928; Notodontidae: Misogada unicolor (Drab Prominent) Cv2005 Wg2005; Saturniidae: Citheronia regalis (Regal Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Tortricidae: Ancylis divisana (Two-toned Ancylis) [larvae feed within rolled leaves] Mlr1987, Ancylis platanana (Sycamore Leaf-folder Moth) [larvae feed on leaves] Mlr1987