Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Taxodium distichum
(Bald Cypress) [Taxodiaceae]
(Observations are from Knight, Wagner, Yanega, Marshall, Covell, Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Smith, Blackman & Eastop, Harms & Grodowitz, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Buprestidae: Acmaeodera pulchella (Flat-Headed Bald Cypress Borer) Msh2006; Cerambycidae: Atimia confusus confusus [larvae are found under bark] Ya1996, Leptura abdominalis Ya1996, Oeme rigidus rigidus Ya1996; Curculionidae: Eudociminus mannerheimii (Cypress Weevil) [feeds on twigs; found in E. USA as far north as New York & Arkansas] HG2009

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Taxodiomyia cupressiananassa (Cypress Twig Gall Midge) AOS1905

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Ceratocapsus taxodii Kn1941, Orthotylus taxodii Kn1941, Parthenicus taxodii Kn1941, Phytocoris exemplus Kn1941, Phytocoris taxodii Kn1941, Pilophorus taxodii Kn1941

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Grylloprociphilus imbricator [found on the undersides of beech leaves, migrating to the roots of Bald Cypress; this aphid is distributed in E USA, including North Carolina] BE2013; Coccidae: Parthenolecanium fletcheri (Fletcher Scale) [found on twigs or needles] Crw2004; Diaspididae: Diaspidiotus taxodii (Bald Cypress Scale) [this insect is found in Maryland, Pennsylvania, & areas further south; syn. Quadraspidiotus taxodii] SN2014; Pseudococcidae: Crisicoccus taxodii (Bald Cypress Mealybug) [found in SE United States as far north as Virginia] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Siricidae: Urocerus taxodii [larvae bore into wood] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Chloropteryx tepperaria (Angle-Winged Emerald) Cv2005, Nemoria elfa (Cypress Emerald) Wg2005; Sphingidae: Isoparce cupressi (Cypress Sphinx) [found in southern IL, oligophagous] Cv2005 Wg2005