The North American geographical and host plant distributions for the American plnm borer, Euzophera semifuneralis, are reported. Literature and curatorial surveys found the plum borer to be present in 34 states in the U. S. as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and South America. Pheromone surveys and direct observation found it to be present in high numbers in most cherry and plum orchards in Michigan and in 28 counties of the lower peninsula. A very wide host range representing 15 plant families was found, with most host species in the Rosaceae.
Biddinger, David J. and Howitt, Angus J.
"The Food Plants and Distribution of the American Plum Borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 25
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol25/iss3/2