Insects Feeding on Various Parts
of Wild Sunflowers

     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
Burdock Borer Moth Papaipoma cataphracta stems
Blackberry Looper Moth Chlorochlamys chlorolencaria flowers
Common Looper Moth Autographa precautionis foliage
Sunflower Gall Moth Gnorimoschema sp. galls on stems
Frothy Moth Stibadium spumosum flowers, seeds
Spur-Throated Grasshopper sp. Melanoplus angustipennis   foliage
 Leaf Beetle sp.  Trirhabda adela foliage 
 Leaf Beetle sp.  Ophraella conferta foliage 
Leaf Miner Beetle Microrhapala cyanea foliage
Four-Lined Plant Bug   Poecilocapsus lineatus  plant juices

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