Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Taxus spp.
(Yew) [Taxaceae]
(Observations are from Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Otiorhynchus sulcatus (Black Vine Weevil) [adults feed on leaves, larvae feed on roots; introduced into North America from abroad] Crw2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Coccidae: Parthenolecanium fletcheri (Fletcher Scale) [found on twigs or needles] Crw2004; Diaspididae: 
Chionaspis pinifoliae (Pine Needle Scale) [found on needles; this insect is widely distributed throughout the USA] SN2014; Pseudococcidae: Dysmicoccus wistariae (Taxus Mealybug) [causes needles to turn yellow & drop prematurely; Yew species are preferred hosts; widely distributed in NE & north-central USA] Crw2004 SN2014, Pseudococcus comstocki (Comstock Mealybug) [found on foliage, including lower side of leaves; polyphagous, feeding on woody vegetation; this insect is widely distributed in NE & north-central USA, it is also found in Ontario] SN2014, Pseudococcus maritimus (Grape Mealybug) [found on foliage, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed] SN2014