Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


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., and Wilhelm & Rericha)

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 WR2017, Apion perforicolle [feeds on seeds, found in prairies & sandy open areas; syn. Trichapion perforicolle] Sau2005; Buprestidae: Agrilus parvus [oligophagous] WR2017; Chrysomelidae: Anomoea laticlavia (Clay-colored Leaf Beetle) Clk2004, Colaspis brunnea (Grape Colaspis) WR2017, Coleothorpa dominicana [polyphagous] WR2017, Cryptocephalus calidus Clk2004, Odontota horni Clk2004, Pachybrachis atomarius WR2017, Pachybrachis luridus Clk2004 Pnz2006 WR2017, Pachybrachis nigricornis WR2017, Pachybrachis othonus Clk2004 WR2017, Phyllecthris gentilis Clk2004; Curculionidae: Tychius picirostris (Clover Seed Weevil) WR2017

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Rhopalomyia sp. [larvae produce reddish cone-shaped galls on lower side of leaflets] WR2017

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Alydidae: Alydus conspersus [feeds on seeds] Sch1980 WR2017, Alydus eurinus [feeds on seeds] Sch1980 WR2017, Alydus pilosulus [feeds on seeds] Sch1980; Miridae: Lopidea instabilis WR2017, Plagiognathus amorphae [syn. Psallus amorphae] Kn1941 WR2017

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Cicadellidae: Scaphytopius cinereus Pnz2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Cosmopterigidae: Walshia amorphella [larvae cause spindle-shaped swellings on twigs, oligophagous] WR2017; Gracillariidae: Phyllonorycter uhlerella [larvae are blotch or tentiform leaf-miners] Mic2010; Lycaenidae: Strymon melinus (Gray Hairstreak) [larvae feed on flowers, developing seeds, & foliage, polyphagous] WR2017; 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 WR2017; Notodontidae: Dasylophia anguina (Black-Spotted Prominent) Wg2005; Pieridae: Colias cesonia (Dogface Sulphur) [syn. Zerene cesonia] Wg2005 WR2017; 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