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Insects Feeding
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Aster cordifolius
(Heart-Leaved Aster) [Asteraceae]
(A scientific synonym of this species is Symphyotrichum cordifolium. Observations are from the Microleps website, Clark et al., Needham et al., Stireman et al., Felt, Loeffler, Braun)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Microrhopala xerene Clk2004, Ophraella pilosa Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Asteromyia clarkei [larvae form circular blister galls on leaves] Flt1917, Asteromyia laeviana (Papery Blister Gall Midge) [larvae form papery blister galls on leaves] Str2010, Asteromyia modesta (Horseweed Blister Midge) Str2010

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Bucculatricidae: Bucculatrix staintonella [larvae are leaf-miners] Mic2010; Coleophoridae: Coleophora duplicis [larvae feed on seeds] Br1921; Gelechiidae: 
Dichomeris bilobella (Bilobed Dichomeris Moth) [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields, woodland openings, & forests] Lf1994, Dichomeris levisella [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields & woodland openings; Loeffler refers to information from Hodges (1986)] Lf1994, Dichomeris ochripalpella (Shining Dichomeris Moth) [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields, woodland openings, & forests] Lf1994; Gracillariidae: Acrocercops astericola [larvae are blotch leaf-miners] Mic2010, Parectopa pennsylvaniella [leaf-miner] Ndm1928; Scythrididae: Asymmetrura impositella [larvae are leaf-miners; syn. Landryia impositella, syn. Scythris impositella] Mic2010; Tischeriidae: Astrotischeria astericola [larvae are leaf-miners] Mic2010
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