Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Prunus virginiana
(Chokecherry) [Rosaceae]
(Observations are from Hottes & Frison, Marshall, Clark et al., Dmitriev & Dietrich, Covell, Felt, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Buprestidae: Agrilus vittaticollis [larvae bore through wood] Msh2006; Chrysomelidae: Baliosus nervosus (Basswood Leafminer) [polyphagous] Ndm1928, Crepidodera violacea Clk2004, Eusattodera thoracica Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Contarinia racemi [larvae form ellipsoid galls on racemes of flowers & fruit] Flt1917, Contarinia virginianiae (Chokecherry Gall Midge) [larvae feed within fruits, causing them to become enlarged & hollow; syn. Contarinia virginianae] Flt1917 Crw2004, Mycodiplosis thoracica [larvae cause irregularly thickened leaves, fold leaves around galls] Flt1907 Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Aphis pomi (Green Apple Aphid) HF1931, Asiphonaphis pruni [found on leaves & new growth] BE2013 HF1931 RB1965, Hysteroneura setariae (Rusty Plum Aphid) HF1931, Myzus cerasi (Black Cherry Aphid) RB1965, 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 HF1931 Pp1965 RB1965, Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (Waterlily Aphid) [chokecherry is a winter host] RB1965, Rhopalosiphum padi (Bird Cherry & Oat Aphid) [found on leaf undersides of Bird Cherry & Chokecherry, and rolling them; migrating during the summer to various grasses & iris; this aphid is widespread in North America, including Illinois] BE2013 Pp1965 RB1965; Cicadellidae: Eratoneura rostrata DD2010, Erythridula aspera [preferred host plant] DD2010, Erythridula sinua DD2010; Diaspididae: Aspidiotus cerasi (Chokecherry Scale) [found on the bark of a Chokecherry tree in New York] SN2014,
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, Diaspidiotus perniciosus (San Jose Scale) [usually found on bark, polyphagous, although preferring woody species in the Rosaceae; this insect is widely distributed; syn. Comstockaspis perniciosa, syn. Quadraspidiotus perniciosus] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Metarranthis angularia (Angled Metarranthis) Cv2005; Heliodinidae: Argyresthia oreasella [larvae mine leaves or bore into buds] Cv2005; Lycaenidae: Satyrium titus (Coral Hairstreak) OK1984; Noctuidae: Orthosia garmani (Garman's Quaker) Cv2005; Nymphalidae: Limenitis arthemis astyanax (Red-spotted Purple) OK1984; Papilionidae: Papilio glaucus (Tiger Swallowtail) [polyphagous] OK1984; Tortricidae: Archips cerasivorana (Ugly Nest Caterpillar) [larvae form webs over leaves & eat them] Crw2004