Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Pseudognaphalium spp.
(Cudweed) [Asteraceae]
(These plants are also referred to as Gnaphalium spp. Observations are from the Microleps website, Blackman & Eastop, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Amauromyza maculosa [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; widespread] SS1986, Melanagromyza splendida [larvae are stem-borers; found in Michigan, New York, & areas south] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Brachycaudus helichrysi (Leafcurl Plum Aphid) [curls leaves of plum trees, migrating during the summer to the stems & inflorescences of various herbaceous plants] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Choreutidae: Tebenna gnaphaliella (Everlasting Tebenna Moth) [larvae are leaf-miners] Mic2010; Noctuidae: Trichordestra legitima (Striped Garden Caterpillar) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Vanessa virginiensis (American Painted Lady) NHM2010