Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Rhododendron periclymenoides
(Pinkster Flower) [Ericaceae]
(Observations are from Clark et al., Felt, Wheeler et al., Hamilton, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Tricholochmaea rufosanguinea Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Asphondylia azaleae (Pinxter Bud Gall Midge) [larvae form brownish fusiform galls on buds] Flt1917

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Dicyphus rhododendri WHM1983

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Clastoptera obtusa (Alder Spittlebug) [fed on by adults only] Hm1982; Pseudococcidae: Phenacoccus rubivorus (False Puto Mealybug) [found on roots, feeding primarily on plants in the Ericaceae; this insect is widely distributed in NE and north-central USA] SN2014