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Insects Feeding
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Amorpha canescens
(Leadplant) [Fabaceae]
(observations are from Knight, Clark et al., Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Campbell et al., Wagner, Microleps, Covell, Schaefer, Sauer, Brust et al., Joern, Panzer et al.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Brentidae: Apion minor [feeds on seeds, found in prairies; syn. Trichapion minor] Sau2005 Pnz2006, Apion modicum [feeds on seeds, found in prairies; syn. Trichapion modicum] Sau2005 Pnz2006, Apion perforicolle [feeds on seeds, found in prairies & sandy open areas; syn. Trichapion perforicolle] Sau2005; Chrysomelidae: Anomoea laticlavia Clk2004, Cryptocephalus calidus Clk2004, Odontota horni Clk2004, Pachybrachis luridus Clk2004 Pnz2006, Pachybrachis othonus Clk2004, Phyllecthris gentilis Clk2004

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Alydidae: Alydus conspersus [feeds on seeds] Sch1980, Alydus eurinus [feeds on seeds] Sch1980, Alydus pilosulus [feeds on seeds] Sch1980; Miridae: Psallus amorphae Kn1941

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Cicadellidae: Scaphytopius cinereus Pnz2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gracillariidae: Phyllonorycter uhlerella [larvae are blotch or tentiform leaf-miners] Mic2010; Noctuidae: Catocala abbreviatella (Abbreviated Underwing) [oligophagous] Cv2005, Catocala amestris (Three-Staff Underwing) [leadplant is the only recorded host] Cv2005 Pnz2006, Catocala illecta (Magdalen Underwing) [leadplant is a possible host] Cv2005, Catocala nuptialis (Married Underwing) [oligophagous] Cv2005, Catocala whitneyi (Whitney's Underwing) [leadplant is the only recorded host] Cv2005 Pnz2006, Schinia lucens (Leadplant Flower Moth) [larvae feed on flowers & developing seeds, oligophagous] Cv2005; Notodontidae: Dasylophia anguina (Black-Spotted Prominent) Wg2005; Pieridae: Colias cesonia (Dogface Sulphur) [syn. Zerene cesonia] Wg2005; Pyralidae: Nephopterix dammersi (Leadplant Leafwebber Moth) [syn. Sciota dammersi] Pnz2006; Tortricidae: Hystrichophora taleana [larvae bore into twigs] Pnz2006


Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Hesperotettix viridis (Meadow Purple-Striped Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Hippiscus ocelote (Wrinkled Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in prairies & woodland openings] Cmp1974 BHW2008, Hypochlora alba (Cudweed Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-Striped Grasshopper) [a preferred host plant; this grasshopper is found in weedy areas, edges of fields, & weedy pastures] Cmp1974 Wy1994 BHW2008, Melanoplus borealis borealis (Northern Grasshopper) Wy1994, Melanoplus confusus (Little Pasture Grasshopper) [preferred host plant] Cmp1974, Melanoplus dawsoni (Dawson's Grasshopper) [a preferred host plant; this grasshopper is found in woodland openings & prairies] Wy1994 BHW2008, Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-Legged Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus flavidus (Yellowish Spur-throated Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is often found in dry sandy areas] BHW2008, Melanoplus foedus (Striped Sand Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Cmp1974 Wy1994 Jor1985, Melanoplus keeleri (Keeler's Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in weedy areas & prairies] Cmp1974 Wy1994 BHW2008, Melanoplus packardii (Packard's Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus sanguinipes (Migratory Grasshopper) [preferred host plant] Cmp1974, Schistocerca lineata (Spotted Bird Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in tallgrass & mixed-grass prairies] Cmp1974 BHW2008
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