Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Verbesina spp.
(Crown-Beard) [Asteraceae]
(A scientific synonym for this group of plants is Actinomeris spp. Observations are from Covell, Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krizek, Natural History Museum)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Uroleucon rurale [found in E USA] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Arctiidae: Spilosoma virginica (Virginia Tiger Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Geometridae: Synchlora frondaria (Southern Emerald) [larvae feed on flowers; this moth is found mostly south of Illinois] NHM2010; Gracillariidae: Cremastobombycia ambrosiaeella [larvae are leaf-miners] NHM2010, Cremastobombycia ignota [larvae are leaf-miners] NHM2010; Noctuidae: Basilodes pepita (Gold Moth) [larvae feed on flowerheads, oligophagous] Cv2005 NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis (Silvery Checkerspot) OK1984; Pyralidae: Homoeosoma electellum (Sunflower Moth) [larvae feed on flowerheads] NHM2010; Tortricidae: Dichrorampha leopardana (Leopard Leafrolling Moth) NHM2010