Insects Feeding
on Fleabanes
(Erigeron spp.)


Insect Species
Scientific Name &
Common Name (if any)
Insect Family
Calligrapha praecelsis Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Calycomyza jucunda* Agromyzidae
(Leaf-miner Flies)
Asteromyia modesta Cecidomyiidae
(Gall Flies)
Polymerus basalis
(Red-spotted Aster Mirid)
Miridae
(Plant Bugs)
Euschistus servus
(Brown Stink Bug)
Pentatomidae
(Stink Bugs)
Trichopepla atricornis Pentatomidae
(Stink Bugs)
Aphis middletonii**
(Erigeron Root Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Brachycaudis helichrysi
(Leafcurl Plum Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Illinoia goldamaryae Aphididae
(Aphids)
Pemphigus brevicornis** Aphididae
(Aphids)
Prociphilus erigeronensis** Aphididae
(Aphids)
Uroleucon erigeronense Aphididae
(Aphids)
Uroleucon gravicorne Aphididae
(Aphids)
Uroleucon macgillivrayae Aphididae
(Aphids)
Empoasca alboneura Cicadellidae
(Leafhoppers)
Bucculatrix angustata* Bucculatricidae
(Ribbed-Cocoon Maker Moths)
Eupithecia miserulata***
(Common Pug)
Geometridae
(Geometer Moths)
Synchlora aerata***
(Wavy-lined Emerald)
Geometridae
(Geometer Moths)
Parectopa plantaginisella* Gracillariidae
(Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Cucullia speyeri
(Speyer's Cucullia)
Noctuidae
(Owlet Moths)
Schinia lynx***
(Lynx Flower Moth)
Noctuidae
(Owlet Moths)
Campylacantha olivacea
(Fuzzy Olive-Green Grasshopper)
Acrididae
(Grasshoppers)
Hesperotettix viridis
(Meadow Purple-striped Grasshopper)
Acrididae
(Grasshoppers)
Melanoplus femurrubrum
(Red-legged Grasshopper)
Acrididae
(Grasshoppers)
Melanoplus keeleri luridus
(Keeler's Grasshopper)
Acrididae
(Grasshoppers)
Schistocerca lineata
(Spotted Bird Grasshopper)
Acrididae
(Grasshoppers)
Oecanthus quadripunctatus***
(Four-spotted Tree Cricket)
Oecanthidae
(Tree Crickets)

*larvae are leaf-miners. **feeds on roots, ***feeds on flowerheads
larvae form leaf-blotch galls, found on Erigeron strigosus (Daisy Fleabane)

Sources: Clark et al. (2004), Needham et al. (1928), Stireman et al. (2010),
Watson (1928), Rider (2009), Cranshaw (2004), Blackman & Eastop (2013),
Hottes & Frison (1931), Dmitriev & Dietrich (2010), Wagner (2005),
Covell (1984/2005), Campbell et al. (1974), Gangwere (1961)

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