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Insects Feeding
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Sambucus spp.
(Elderberry) [Caprifoliaceae]
(Observations are from Stannard, Hottes & Frison, Milne & Milne, Arnett & Jacques, Rider, Marshall, Covell, Cranshaw, Smith, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Majka et al., ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Cerambycidae: Desmocerus palliatus (Elder Borer) [larvae bore through lower stems & roots] AJ1981 MM1980 Msh2006; Curculionidae: Stenoscelis brevis [polyphagous, larvae are found under bark; this insect is widely distributed] MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Asphondylia sambuci (Elder Bud Midge) [larvae form swollen bud galls] Flt1917, Neolasioptera pierrei (Elder Stem Midge) [larvae form irregular narrow galls on stems] Flt1917, Schizomyia umbellicola (Elder Flower Midge) [larvae cause swollen unopened flowers] Flt1917

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Brochymena quadripustulata (Four-Humped Stink Bug) [polyphagous] Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis pomi HF1931, Aphis sambuci (Elder Aphid) [found on elderberry shrubs as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants as secondary hosts] HF1931 BE2013; Pseudococcidae:
Pseudococcus maritimus (Grape Mealybug) [found on foliage, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Anthophoridae: Ceratina spp. (Small Carpenter Bees) [tunnel into pith of stems to construct nests, causing little damage] Crw2004; Tenthredinidae: Lagium atroviolaceum [larvae feed on foliage] Sm2006, Macrophya albomaculata [larvae feed on foliage] Sm2006, Macrophya epinota [larvae feed on foliage] Sm2006, Macrophya maculilabris [larvae feed on foliage] Sm2006, Macrophya pannosa [larvae feed on foliage] Sm2006, Macrophya punctata [larvae feed on foliage] Sm2006, Macrophya trisyllaba [larvae feed on foliage] Sm2006,Tenthredo grandis (Elderberry Sawfly) [this record is an error, because this sawfly feeds on Chelone spp.] AJ1981

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Achatodes zeae (Elder Shoot Borer Moth) [larvae bore into new shoots of elderberry, polyphagous] Crw2004 Cv2005

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Thripidae: Neohydatothrips sambuci [oligophagous, found on leaves] St1968 

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