Insects Feeding on
Black-Eyed Coneflowers
(Rudbeckia spp.)

Insect Species  
Scientific Name
& Common Name
Insect Family
Chlosyne nycteis
(Silvery Checkerspot)
Nymphalidae
Chlosyne gorgone
(Gorgon Checkerspot)
Nymphalidae
Chlorochlamys chloroleuca*
(Blackberry Looper Moth)
Geometridae
Eupithecia miserulata*
(Common Eupithecia)
Geometridae
Synchlora aerata*
(Wavy-Lined Emerald)
Geometridae
Papaipema nebris**
(Common Stalk Borer Moth)
Noctuidae
Homoeosoma electellum
(Sunflower Moth)
Pyralidae
Epiblema carolinana***
(Tortricid Moth sp.)
Tortricidae
Epiblema tandana***
(Tortricid Moth sp.)
Tortricidae
Epiblema tripartitana**
(Tortricid Moth sp.)
Tortricidae
Macrophya intermedia
(Sawfly sp.)
Tenthredinidae
Pantomorus cervinus
(Fuller Rose Weevil)
Curculionidae
Halticus bractatus
(Garden Fleahopper)
Chrysomelidae
Microrhopala excavata
(Leaf-Mining Beetle sp.)
Chrysomelidae
Paria thoracica
(Leaf Beetle sp.)
Chrysomelidae
Poecilocapsus lineatus
(Four-Lined Plant Bug)
Miridae
Uroleucon ambrosia
(Brown Ambrosia Aphid)
Aphididae
Uroleucon rudbeckiae
(Golden Glow Apid)
Aphididae

*feeds on petals, **bores through stalks,
***feeds on roots, feeds on seeds & florets

Note: Insects feed on leaves or suck plant juices,
unless indicated otherwise above.

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