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Insects Feeding
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Andropogon gerardii
(Big Bluestem) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Stannard, Barnes, Campbell et al., Clark et al., Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Bouseman et al., Gangwere, Vickery & Kevan, Brust et al., Opler & Krizek, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Natural History Museum, Panzer et al., ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica cristata [larval host plant] Clk2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Sipha flava (Yellow Sugar Cane Aphid) Pp1965, Sitobion avenae (English Grain Aphid) RB1965; Cicadellidae: Flexamia prairiana Pnz2006, Laevicephalus unicoloratus Pnz2006;
Diaspididae: Melanaspis marlatti (Marlatt Scale) [this insect has been found in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Kansas, & South Darkota] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Atrytone arogos (Arogos Skipper) Bou2006 OK1984, Atrytone delaware (Delaware Skipper) [syn. Atrytone logan] Bou2006, Atrytonopsis hianna (Dusted Skipper) Bou2006 OK1984 NHM2010, Hesperia metea (Cobweb Skipper) Bou2006 OK1984 NHM2010, Hesperia ottoe (Ottoe Skipper) NHM2010, Problema byssus (Byssus Skipper) Bou2006 NHM2010; Noctuidae: Dargida diffusa (Wheathead Armyworm) NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Cercyonis pegala (Common Wood Nymph) Bar1999

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Arphia simplex (Plains Yellow-Winged Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Cmp1974, Arphia xanthoptera (Autumn Yellow-winged Grasshopper) [a preferred host plant in lab observations; this grasshopper is found in tallgrass & mixed-grass prairies] BHW2008, Chorthippus curtipennis (Meadow Grasshopper) [feeds on leaves, field observations; this grasshopper is found in thick grass, meadows, & roadsides] Wy1994 Ggw1961 VK1985, Dichromorpha viridis (Short-winged Green Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found at woodland edges & openings, moist areas along streams; feeding behavior observed in lab] BHW2008, Eritettix simplex (Velvet-Striped Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Hadrotettix trifasciatus (Three-Banded Range Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Hippiscus ocelote (Wrinkled Grasshopper) [a preferred host plant; this grasshopper is found in grassy areas & woodland openings] Cmp1974 BHW2008, Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-Legged Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Mermiria bivittata (Two-Striped Mermiria Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in grassy areas] Wy1994 BHW2008, Orphulella speciosa (Pasture Grasshopper) [a preferred host plant] Cmp1974 Wy1994, Pardalophora haldemani (Haldeman's Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Cmp1974, Phoetaliotes nebrascensis (Large-Headed Grasshopper) [a preferred host plant; this grasshopper is found in various grassland habitats] Cmp1974 Wy1994 BHW2008, Syrbula admirabilis (Handsome Grasshopper) [a preferred host plant; this grasshopper is found in dry grassy areas] Cmp1974 BHW2008; Tettigoniidae: Conocephalus brevipennis (Short-winged Meadow Katydid) [nymphs feed on spikelets, field observations] Ggw1961, Neoconocephalus ensiger (Sword-bearing Conehead) [feeds on seeds, both field & lab observations] Ggw1961

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Thripidae: Chirothrips texanus St1968, Frankliniella unicolor [oligophagous] St1968 

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