Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Prunus pensylvanica
(Pin Cherry) [Rosaceae]
(Observations are from Clark et al., Covell, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Crepidodera violacea Clk2004, Tricholochmaea cavicollis [preferred host plant] Clk2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Myzus cerasi (Black Cherry Aphid) RB1965, Myzus lythri (Purple Loosestrife Aphid) [Pin Cherry is not preferred as a host plant] Pp1965, Rhopalosiphum cerasifoliae (Chokecherry Aphid) [found on leaves & young shoots of cherry trees, migrating during the summer to various bulrushes & spike-rushes; this aphid is widespread in North America, including Illinois] BE2013;
Diaspididae: Chionaspis furfura (Scurfy Bark Scale) [found on branches & trunks, less often on young shoots, fruit, & leaves; plant species in the Rosaceae are preferred hosts; this insect is widely distributed in the USA & S Canada] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gracillariidae: Caloptilia invariabilis (Cherry Leaf-Cone Caterpillar) Ndm1928; Heliodinidae: Argyresthia oreasella [larvae mine leaves or bore into buds] Cv2005