Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Syringa vulgaris
(Common Lilac) [Oleaceae]
(Observations are from Wagner, Covell, and Opler & Krizek, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Diaspidiotus ostreaeformis (False San Jose Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in N USA & S Canada, also in Eurasia, where it is native] SN2014, 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, Lepidosaphes conchiformis (Fig Scale) [found on bark & leaves, also fig fruits in California; this insect occurs in some areas of both E USA & W USA, including Missouri & California; it was introduced from Eurasia] SN2014, Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (White Peach Scale) [polyphagous; this insect is found mostly in E USA, it was introduced from Eurasia] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Apatelodidae: Olceclostera angelica (The Angel) Cv2005; Noctuidae: Harrisimemna trisignata (Harris' Three-Spot) [polyphagous] Wg2005; Papilionidae: Papilio glaucus (Tiger Swallowtail) [polyphagous] OK1984; Saturniidae: Callosamia promethea (Promethea Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005 Wg2005, Citheronia regalis (Regal Moth) [polyphagous] Cv2005, Hyalophora cecropia (Cecropia Moth) [polyphagous] Wg2005; Sesiidae: Podosesia syringae (Lilac Borer) [larvae bore into sapwood] Cv2005 Crw2004; Sphingidae: Ceratomia undulosa 
(Waved Sphinx) Cv2005, Paratraea plebeja (Plebeian Sphinx) Cv2005, Sphinx chersis (Great Ash Sphinx) Cv2005 Wg2005, Sphinx kalmiae (Fawn Sphinx) Cv2005 Wg2005