Insects Feeding
on Evening Primrose
(Oenothera spp.)

Insect Species    
Scientific Name Common Name Insect Family
Anoecia oenotherae Aphid sp. Aphididae
Anoecia setariae Aphid sp. Aphididae
Aphis oestlundi Aphid sp. Aphididae
Altica foliaceae Apple Flea Beetle Chrysomelidae
Altica fuscoaenea Steel Blue Flea Beetle Chrysomelidae
Altica polita Flea Beetle sp. Chrysomelidae
Altica texana Flea Beetle sp. Chrysomelidae
Euthochtha galeator Helmeted Squash Bug Coreidae
Acanthoscelidius acephalus** Weevil sp. Curculionidae
Chalcodermus collaris* Weevil sp. Curculionidae
Tyloderma foveolatum* Weevil sp. Curculionidae
Mompha brevivittella** Momphid Moth sp. Momphidae
Mompha circumscriptella** Momphid Moth sp. Momphidae
Mompha eloisella* ** Momphid Moth sp. Momphidae
Mompha stellella*** Momphid Moth sp. Momphidae
Eudryas unio Pearly Wood Nymph Noctuidae
Schinia florida** *** Primrose Moth Noctuidae
Desmia funeralis Grape Leaf-Folder Moth Pyralidae
Hyles lineata White-Lined Sphinx Sphingidae
Proserpinus juanita Green-Banded Day Sphinx Sphingidae
Frankliniella occidentalis*** Western Flower Thrips Thripidae
Phtheochroa oenotherana
(syn. Conchylis oenotherana)
Primrose Phtheochroa Tortricidae

*larvae feed on pith in stems, **feeds on seed capsules,
***flowers and/or buds

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