Publilia modesta var. brunnea was found feeding on 14 species of Asteraceae at three sites in three Wisconsin counties in 1994-1996. This is the first report of P. modesta using these plants and of its occurrence in Wisconsin, an eastward extension of its reported distribution.
Williams, Andrew H.
"New Food Plants and First Wisconsin Records of Publilia Modesta Var. Brunnea (Hemiptera: Membracidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist, vol 30
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol30/iss1/7