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Insects Feeding
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Eupatoriadelphus purpureus
(Sweet Joe-Pye Weed) [Asteraceae]
(Scientific synonyms of this plant are Eupatorium purpureum and Eutrochus purpureus. Observations are from Funkhouser, Covell, Needham et al., Felt, Gangwere, Pepper, Natural History Museum)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Liriomyza pusilla [leaf-miner, polyphagous] Ndm1928, Phytobia allecta [leaf-miner] Ndm1928; Cecidomyiidae: Dasineura purpurea (Joe-Pye Blossum Midge) [larvae form ovoid galls from flowerheads] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Uroleucon erigeronense [syn. Uroleucon erigeronensis] Pp1965, Uroleucon eupatoricolens Pp1965, Uroleucon rudbeckiae (Golden Glow Aphid) Pp1965; Membracidae: Entylia bactriana Fnk1917

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Eupithecia miserulenta (Common Pug) [larvae feed on flowers] NHM2010; Noctuidae: Papaipema eupatorii (Joe-Pye Borer Moth) NHM2010, Perigea xanthioides (Red Groundling) Cv2005 NHM2010, Schinia gracilenta (Iva Flower Moth) [syn. Schinia bifascia] NHM2010, Schinia trifascia (Three-lined Flower Moth) NHM2010; Pterophoridae: Emmelina monodactyla (Morning Glory Plume Moth) Cv2005, Oidaematophorus eupatorii (Eupatorium Plume Moth) [syn. Pterophorus eupatorii] NHM2010,
Oidaematophorus homodactylus (Plain Plume Moth) [larvae also feed on Solidago spp.; syn. Hellinsia homodactylus, syn. Pterophora homodactylus] NHM2010; Tortricidae: Paralobesia slingerlandana NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-striped Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Paroxya hoosieri (Indiana Swamp Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961
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