Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Solanum tuberosum
(Potato) [Solanaceae]
(Observations are from Knight, Rider, Marshall, Clark et al., Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Covell, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Watson, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Epitrix brevis Clk2004, Epitrix cucumeris Clk2004, Epitrix fasciata Clk2004, Epitrix fuscula Clk2004, Epitrix hirtipennis Clk2004, Lema daturaphila Clk2004, Lema solani Clk2004, Lema trivittata (Three-Lined Potato Beetle) Clk2004 Msh2006, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Colorado Potato Beetle) Clk2004 Msh2006, Leptinotarsa juncta Clk2004, Plagiometriona clavata Clk2004, Psylliodes affinis Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Liriomyza trifolii [larvae are leaf-miners, polyphagous; widespread in E USA] SS1986, Nemorimyza posticata [larvae are leaf-miners, polyphagous] Ndm1928

Heteroptera (True Bugs)

Miridae: Poecilocapsus lineatus (Four-Lined Plant Bug) [polyphagous] Kn1941 Wat1928; Pentatomidae: Cosmopepla lintneriana Rid2009, Euschistus tristigma tristigma Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis nasturtii (Buckthorn Aphid) [found on Rhamnus spp. as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants as secondary hosts] BE2013, Aulacorthum solani (Foxglove Aphid) [polyphagous] Pp1965, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid) [polyphagous] Pp1965 RB1965, Macrosiphum gei (Avens Aphid) [polyphagous] HF1931, Myzus persicae (Green Peach Aphid) [polyphagous] HF1931 Pp1965, Rhopalosiphoninus latisiphon (Bulb-and-Potato Aphid) [found on bulbs & tubers in storage of cultivated plants, also found outdoors on roots, etiolated stems, & stolons under stones of various herbaceous plants; this aphid has been found in Illinois, it was probably introduced from Eurasia] BE2013; Pseudococcidae:
Phenacoccus solani (Solanum Mealybug) [found on lower leaves & roots, polyphagous; this insect has been found in Maryland & Virginia, although it occurs primarily in southern & western USA] SN2014, Phenacoccus solenopsis (Solenopsis Mealybug) [feeds on foliage & sometimes roots, polyphagous; widespread] SN2014, Pseudococcus sorghiellus (Trochanter Mealybug) [polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in eastern USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Spilosoma virginica (Virginia Tiger Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Gelechiidae: Phthorimaea operculella (Potato Tuber Moth) [larvae mine leaves or bore into tubers] Ndm1928 NHM2010; Noctuidae: Agrotis ipsilon (Ipsilon Dart) [polyphagous] Cv2005, Agrotis subterranea (Subterranean Dart) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Spodoptera exigua (Beet Armyworm) [polyphagous] Cv2005 NHM2010, Spodoptera ornithogalli (Yellow-striped Armyworm) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Trichoplusia ni (Cabbage Looper Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Sphingidae: Manduca quinquemaculata (Tomato Hornworm) Cv2005 Wg2005 NHM2010, Manduca sexta (Tobacco Hornworm) Cv2005 NHM2010