Insects Feeding on Bidens spp.
(Beggar's Ticks, Swamp Marigold)

Insect Species
Scientific Name &
Common Name (if any)
Insect Family
Calligrapha bidenticola
(Ragweed Leaf Beetle)
Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Calligrapha californica Chrysomelidae
(Leaf Beetles)
Chromatomyia syngenesiae
(Chrysanthemum Leafminer)
Agromyzidae
(Leaf-miner Flies)
Phytobia allecta Agromyzidae
(Leaf-miner Flies)
Icterica seriata* Tephritidae
(Fruit Flies)
Aphis coreopsidis Aphididae
(Aphids)
Brachycauda helichrysi**
(Leafcurl Plum Aphid)
Aphididae
(Aphids)
Macrosiphoniella tanacetaria** Aphididae
(Aphids)
Pemphigus tartareus Aphididae
(Aphids)
Uroleucon chrysanthemi Aphididae
(Aphids)
Cirrhophanus triangulifer
(Goldenrod Stowaway)
Noctuidae
(Owlet Moths)
Condica confederata
(The Confederate)
Noctuidae
(Owlet Moths)
Condica mobilis
(Mobile Groundling)
Noctuidae
(Owlet Moths)
Palthis asopialis
(Faint-Spotted Palthis)
Noctuidae
(Owlet Moths)
Pyrrhia exprimens*
(Purple-Lined Sallow)
Noctuidae
(Owlet Moths)
Nathalis iole
(Dainty Sulfur)
Pieridae
(White & Sulfur Butterflies)
Epiblema otiosana
(Bidens Borer Moth)
Tortricidae
(Tortricid Moths)

*larvae feed on flowerheads, **feeds on stems & inflorescences
polyphagous, larvae bore through stems

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