What Lives On Sunflowers?

We have Mammoth Sunflowers that are almost ready to bloom in our front yard. It is covered with a variety of insects and arachnids. It goes to shows what can happen when you don’t dowse everything with pesticides!

Our Sunflowers

Our Sunflowers

 

What out further a do, here is what I found living on my sunflowers!

Candy-striped Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea)

Candy-striped Leafhopper (Graphocephala coccinea)

 Rhododendron Leafhopper (Graphocephala fennahi)

Rhododendron Leafhopper (Graphocephala fennahi)

Constricted Leafhopper ( Agallia constricta)

Constricted Leafhopper ( Agallia constricta)

Spittlebug

Spittlebug

Stink bug (Podisus placidus)

Stink bug (Podisus placidus)

Yellowstiped Armyworm

Yellowstiped Armyworm

House Fly

House Fly

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Unknown. Please let me know if you know what it is!

Spider eating leafhopper

Spider eating leafhopper

7 different species of insects (also 1 arachnid and 1 unknown) living on the sunflowers. Not bad for just browsing nonchalantly!