Insects Feeding on Various Parts
of Sunflowers (Helianthus spp.)

     Insects
 Common Name  Scientific Name  Plant Parts
Silvery Checkerspot Chlosyne nycteis foliage
Gorgone Checkerspot Chlosyne gorgone foliage
Isabella Tiger Moth Pyrrharctia isabella foliage
Sunflower Borer Moth Papaipoma necopina  stems 
Rigid Sunflower Borer Moth Papaipoma rigida stems
Frothy Moth Stibadium spumosum flowers, seeds
Narrow-Winged Spurthroated Grasshopper Melanoplus angustipennis   foliage
Differential Grasshopper Melanoplus differentialis foliage
Keeler's Grasshopper Melanoplus keeleri foliage
 Leaf Beetle sp.  Trirhabda adela foliage 
 Leaf Beetle sp.  Ophraella conferta foliage 
Leaf Beetle sp. Ophraella communa foliage
Leaf Beetle sp. Microrhopala excavata foliage
Leaf Beetle sp. Zygogramma exclamationis foliage
Long-Horned Beetle sp. Mecas cana saturnina stems
Four-Lined Plant Bug   Poecilocapsus lineatus plant juices
Sunflower Aphid Aphis helianthi plant juices
Aphid sp. Uroleucon illini plant juices
Thrips sp. Heterothrips auranticornis flowers

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