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Insects Feeding
on this Plant:

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Eupatorium perfoliatum
(Common Boneset) [Asteraceae]
(Observations are from Clark et al., Needham et al., Felt, Gangwere, Pepper, Lisberg & Young, Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Calligrapha californica Clk2004, Longitarsus acutipennis Clk2004, Ophraella notata [preferred host plant] Clk2004, Sumitrosis inaequalis [leaf-miner] Clk2004; Mordellidae: Mordellina pustulata [larvae bore through stems] LY2003

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Contarinia perfoliata (Boneset Blossum Midge) [larvae are found in flowerheads] Flt1917, Neolasioptera eupatoriflorae [larvae are found in flowerheads] Flt1917, Neolasioptera perfoliata (Boneset Stem Midge) [larvae form ovoid galls on stems] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis carduella Pp1965

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Bucculatricidae: Bucculatrix eupatoriella [larvae are leafminers; this moth has been found in Ohio] Ndm1928 NHM2010; Geometridae: Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria (Blackberry Looper Moth) [larvae feed on flowers] NHM2010; Noctuidae: Schinia trifascia (Three-lined Flower Moth) NHM2010; Sesiidae: Carmenta pyralidiformis (Boneset Borer Moth) NHM2010; Tortricidae: Paralobesia slingerlandana NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-striped Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Paroxya hoosieri (Indiana Swamp Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961; Tettigoniidae: Conocephalus attenuatus (Long-tailed Meadow Katydid) [feeds on flowerheads, a preferred host plant, field observations] Ggw1961, Conocephalus fasciatus (Slender Meadow Katydid) [feeds on flowerheads, a preferred host plant, field observations] Ggw1961, Conocephalus nigropleurum (Black-sided Meadow Katydid) [feeds on flowerheads, field observations] Ggw1961
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