Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Rudbeckia hirta
(Black-Eyed Susan) [Asteraceae]
(This includes both var. hirta and var. pulcherrima. Observations are from Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Gangwere, Braun)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Uroleucon ambrosiae HF1931

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Gelechiidae: Isophrictis similiella [larvae bore into receptacles of flowerheads & upper stems] Br1921; Geometridae: Eupithecia miserulata (Common Pug) [larvae feed on flowerheads] Wg2005, Synchlora aerata (Wavy-Lined Emerald) [larvae feed on flowerheads] Wg2005 Lycaenidae: Chlosyne nycteis (Silvery Checkerspot) Wg2005

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus confusus (Little Pasture Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Melanoplus sanguinipes (Migratory Grasshopper) [feeds on leaves, both field & lab observations] Ggw1961; Tettigoniidae: Atlanticus testaceus (Protean Shieldback) [feeds on leaves & flowerheads, lab observations] Ggw1967, Conocephalus strictus (Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid) [nymphs feed on flowerheads, field observations] Ggw1961