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Insects Feeding
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Dichanthelium clandestinum
(Deer-Tongue Grass) [Poaceae]
(A scientific synonym of this species is Panicum clandestinum. Observations are from Vaurie, Rider, Clark et al., Microleps website, Barnes, Needham et al., Opler & Krizek, Braun, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chalepus bicolor Clk2004; Curculionidae: Sphenophorus callosus (Southern Corn Billbug) Vau1983 


Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Mormidea lugens Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Pseudococcidae:
Trionymus clandestinus [feeds on plant crowns & roots; this mealybug is found in NE USA; syn. Trionymus cladestinus] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Batrachedridae: Idioglossa miraculosa [larvae are leaf-skeletonizers] Mic2010 NHM2010; Cosmopterigidae: Cosmopterix clandestinella [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928 NHM2010; Elachistidae: Elachista radiantella [larvae are leaf-miners; this moth is found throughout NE USA] Br1948 NHM2010; Heliodinidae: Cycloplasis panicifoliella [larvae are blotch leaf-miners] Mic2010 Ndm1928 NHM2010; Hesperiidae: Polites themistocles (Tawny-edged Skipper) Bar1999 OK1984 NHM2010, Wallengrenia egeremet (Northern Broken Dash) OK1984 NHM2010
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