Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Quercus palustris
(Pin Oak) [Fagaceae]
(Observations are from Dennis, Hottes & Frison, Clark et al., Dmitriev & Dietrich, Needham et al., Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Blackman & Eastop, Wheeler et al., Gibson, Pepper, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetle)
Chrysomelidae: Metachroma laevicolle Clk2004; Curculionidae: Curculio humeralis [feeds on acorns, this insect is found as far north as Missouri & New Jersey] Gib1985, Curculio longidens [feeds on acorns] Gib1985; Scarabaeidae: Popillia japonica (Japanese Beetle) [polyphagous] Crw2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Macrodiplosis majalis [larvae form rounded galls along the veins of leaf undersides] AOS1905

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Blepharidopterus provancheri WHM1983, Ceratocapsus rubricornis WHM1983, Deraeocoris nebulosus WHM1983, Phytocoris puella WHM1983

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aetalionidae: Microcentrus caryae Den1952; Aphididae: Lachnochaitophorus querceus [found on twigs & petioles; distributed in NE USA & Canada, including Wisconsin & Ontario] BE2013, Longistigma caryae (Giant Bark Aphid) Pp1965, Myzocallis discolor HF1931, Myzocallis exultans [found on leaves of trees in the Red Oak group, observed in Pennsylvania] BE2013 Pp1965, Myzocallis frisoni [distributed in E USA, including Illinois] BE2013 Pp1965, Myzocallis multisetis [distributed in E USA, including Pennsylvania] BE2013, Myzocallis neoborealis [distributed in E USA & Canada, including Pennsylvania] BE2013, Myzocallis punctatus [syn. Myzocallis punctata] HF1931, Myzocallis walshii HF1931, Neosymydobius albasiphus [distributed in eastern North America, including Illinois & Ontario] BE2013; Cicadellidae: Eratoneura delongi DD2010, Eratoneura gemoides DD2010, Eratoneura knullae DD2010, Eratoneura richardsi [the preferred host plant] DD2010, Eratoneura stannardi DD2010, Erythridula albescens DD2010, Erythridula cornipes DD2010; Diaspididae:
Melanaspis obscura (Obscure Scale) [found on bark; this insect occurs in E USA & California] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Cynipidae: Callirhytis cornigera (Horned Oak Gall Wasp) [larvae form galls on twigs] Crw2004, Callirhytis quercuspunctata (Gouty Oak Gall Wasp) [larvae form galls on twigs] Crw2004, Dryocosmus quercuspalustris (Succulent Oak Gall Wasp) [syn. Andricus palustris] Crw2004; Tenthredinidae: Caliroa quercuscoccineae (Scarlet Oak Sawfly) [larvae skeletonize leaves] Crw2004

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Nepticulidae: Ectoedemia similella [leaf-miner] Ndm1928, Nepticula flavipedella [leaf-miner, syn. Stigmella flavipedella] Ndm1928, Nepticula quercipulchella [leaf-miner, syn. Stigmella quercipulchella, syn. Nepticula quercipulchrella] Ndm1928