Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Salix discolor
(Pussy Willow) [Salicaceae]
(Observations are from Clark et al., Needham et al., Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Blackman & Eastop, Harms & Grodowitz, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Calligrapha multipunctata Clk2004, Chrysomela scripta Clk2004, Crepidodera decora Clk2004, Crepidodera heikertingeri Clk2004, Crepidodera nana Clk2004, Crepidodera solita Clk2004, Phratora purpurea Clk2004, Plagiodera versicolora Clk2004, Tricholochmaea decora Clk2004, Zeugophora consanguinea Clk2004; Curculionidae: Rhynchaenus rufipes (Willow Flea Weevil) [feeds on leaves, syn. Rynchaenus rufipes] HG2009

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Iteomyia salicisverruca [larvae form galls on leaves] AOS1905, Rabdophaga rigidae (Willow Beaked Gall Midge) [larvae form pod-like galls] AOS1905, Rabdophaga saliciscoryloides [larvae form rosette galls on terminal buds] AOS1905

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis farinosa (Small Willow Aphid) Pp1965, Chaitophorus pallipes [found on young growth; this aphid has been observed in Ontario & North Carolina] BE2013, Chaitophorus pusillus [found on leaves] BE2013,
Plocamaphis flocculosa [found on the trunk & branches of willows in Illinois & Pennsylvania; this aphid occurs mostly in Europe & western North America; Salix caprea is a host plant in Europe] BE2013, Pterocomma smithiae (Black Willow Aphid) Pp1965; 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

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Nepticulidae: Nepticula fuscotibiella [larvae are leaf-miners, syn. Stigmella fuscotibiella] Ndm1928; Nymphalidae: Limenitis archippus (Viceroy) OK1984