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Insects Feeding
on this Plant:

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Aster ericoides
(Heath Aster) [Asteraceae]
(Observations are from Campbell et al., Clark et al., Needham et al., Joern, Opler & Krizek, Braun)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chrysolina flavomarginata Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Calycomyza jucunda [leaf-miner, polyphagous] Ndm1928

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Coleophoridae: Coleophora ericoides [larvae feed on developing seeds & receptacles of flowerheads] Br1919; Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos (Pearl Crescent) OK1984

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Arphia simplex (Plains Yellow-Winged Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Cmp1974, Hesperotettix viridis (Meadow Purple-Striped Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-Striped Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus confusus (Little Pasture Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-Legged Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus foedus (Striped Sand Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Jor1985, Melanoplus keeleri luridus (Keeler's Spurthroated Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus scudderi latus (Scudder's Shortwinged Grasshopper) [preferred host plant] Cmp1974, Pardalophora haldemani (Haldeman's Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Cmp1974, Syrbula admirabilis (Handsome Grasshopper) [preferred host plant] Cmp1974
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