Insects Feeding on
Strawberry (Fragaria spp.)

Insect Species
Scientific Name &
Common Name (if any)
Insect Family
Altica ignita*
(Strawberry Flea Beetle)
Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Altica rosae*
(Rose Flea Beetle)
Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Colaspis brunnea*
(Grape Colaspis)
Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Graphops marcassita** Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Neochlamisus fragariae* Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Paria fragariae**
(Strawberry Rootworm)
Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Psylliodes punctulata**
(Hop Flea Beetle)
Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Anthonomus signatus***
(Strawberry Bud Weevil)
Curculionidae
(Weevils)
Otiorhynchus ovatus**
(Strawberry Root Weevil)
Curculionidae
(Weevils)
Otiorhynchus rugostriatus**
(Rough Strawberry Root Weevil)
Curculionidae
(Weevils)
Stelidota geminata
(Strawberry Sap Beetle)
Nitulidae
(Sap-feeding Beetles)
Agromyza fragariae Agromyzidae
(Leaf-miner Flies)
Cecidomyia reniformis
(Strawberry Reniform Gall Midge)
Cecidomyiidae
(Gall flies)
Lygus lineolaris*
(Tarnished Plant Bug)
Miridae
(Plant Bugs)
Euschistus variolarius
(One-spotted Stink Bug)
Pentatomidae
(Stink Bugs)
Aphis forbesi**
(Strawberry Root Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Chaetosiphon fragaefolii*
(Strawberry Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Chaetosiphon minor* Aphididae
(Aphids)
Macrosiphum pallidum Aphididae
(Aphids)
Macrosiphum rosae*
(Rose Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Rhodobium porosum
(Yellow Rose Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Philaenus spumarius*
(Meadow Spittlebug)
Cercopidae
(Spittlebugs)
Diastrophus fragariae
(Strawberry Cylindrical Gall Wasp)
Cynipidae
(Gall Wasps)
Allantus cinctus*
(Curled Rose Sawfly)
Tenthredinidae
(Common Sawflies)
Allantus mellipes* Tenthredinidae
(Common Sawflies)
Empria maculata* Tenthredinidae
(Common Sawflies)
Taxonus pallicoxus* Tenthredinidae
(Common Sawflies)
Taxonus pallipes* Tenthredinidae
(Common Sawflies)
Chloealtis conspersa*
(Sprinkled Grasshopper)
Acrididae
(Grasshoppers)
Melanoplus femurrubrum*
(Red-legged Grasshopper)
Acrididae
(Grasshoppers)
Melanoplus keeleri luridus*
(Keeler's Grasshopper)
Acrididae
(Grasshoppers)
Frankliniella tritici
(Eastern Flower Thrips)
Thripidae
(Thrips)
Odontothrips pictipennis Thripidae
(Thrips)

*larvae, adults, or nymphs feed on foliage, **larvae, adults, or nymphs feed on roots,
***larvae, adults, or nymphs feed on buds, larvae, adults, or nymphs eat fruits,
larvae are leaf-miners,   larvae form galls on petioles,
larvae, adults, or nymphs feed on flowers

Note: Lepidoptera have been excluded from this table.

Sources: Clark et al. (2004), Cranshaw (2004), Needham et al. (1928),
Felt (1917), Rider (2009), Blackman & Eastop (2013), Thomas (1877),
Smith (2006), Campbell et al. (1974), Gangwere (1961), Stannard (1968)

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