Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Rhus typhina
(Staghorn Sumac) [Anacardiaceae]
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Rhus hirta. Observations are from Marshall, Clark et al., Covell, Blackman & Eastop, Gangwere, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, and Wilhelm & Rericha)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Blepharida rhois Clk2004, Orthaltica copalina Clk2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Carolinaia rhois [found on leaf undersides of sumac shrubs, migrating during the summer to the inflorescences of various grasses; syn. Carolinaia tissoti] BE2013 Pp1965, Melaphis rhois (Sumac Gall Aphid) 
[forms pyriform or spheroid reddish galls on leaflets] BE2013 WR2017

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Geometridae: Dichorda iridaria (Showy Emerald) Cv2005; Lycaenidae: Calycopis cecrops (Red-banded Hairstreak) OK1984, Celastrina ladon (Spring Azure) [observed in Virginia] OK1984; Noctuidae: Marathyssa inficita (Dark Marathyssa) Cv2005 Msh2006

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Atlanticus testaceus (Protean Shieldback) [somewhat acceptable as a food plant, although not preferred; lab observations] Ggw1967, Scudderia furcata (Fork-tailed Bush Katydid) [feeds on leaflets, field observations] Ggw1961