Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Ptelea trifoliata
(Wafer Ash) [Rutaceae]
(Observations are from Stannard, Marshall, Bouseman & Sternburg, Microleps website, Barnes, Dmitriev & Dietrich, Covell, Needham et al., Watson, Opler & Krizek, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Scolytidae: Phloeotribus scabricollis [larvae bore into bark & wood] Msh2006

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Taedia scrupea [found in shaded situations & along streams] Wat1928

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Cicadellidae: Empoasca fabae [polyphagous] DD2010, Empoasca pallida [the preferred host plant] DD2010; Diaspididae:
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, Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Eupithecia miserulata (Common Eupithecia) [polyphagous] Cv2005; Nepticulidae: Nepticula pteliaeella [larvae are leaf-miners, syn. Ectoedemia pteliaeella] Ndm1928; Papilionidae: Papilio cresphontes (Giant Swallowtail) Bar1999 BS2001 Msh2006 Wg2005 OK1984, Papilio glaucus (Tiger Swallowtail) [polyphagous] OK1984; Yponomeutidae: Prays atomocella (Brown-Bordered Ermine Moth) [syn. Yponomeuta atomocella, larvae bore into young shoots] Cv2005 Mic2010

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Thripidae: Neohydatothrips pulchellus [oligophagous, found on leaves] St1968