Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Kochia scoparia
(Kochia) [Chenopodiaceae]
(Observations are from Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Clark et al., Cranshaw, Brust et al., Joern, Charlet & Gavloski)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Monoxia angularis Clk2004; Curculionidae: Cylindrocopturus adspersus (Sunflower Stem Weevil) [adults feed on leaves & stems, larvae bore through stems & root crown] CG2011

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Lygaeidae: Nysius spp. (False Chinch Bugs) Crw2004

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Dissosteira carolina (Carolina Grasshopper) [a preferred host plant; this grasshopper is found at roadsides, edges of parking lots, gravelly areas along railroads, & fields] Wy1994 BHW2008, Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-striped Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in weedy areas, field edges, & weedy pastures] Wy1994 BHW2008 Jor1985, Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper) Jor1985, Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-legged Grasshopper) Wy1994, Melanoplus lakinus (Lakin Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in dry weedy areas, roadsides, & along railroads; this grasshopper is found west of Illinois in the Great Plains] BHW2008, Phoetaliotes nebrascensis (Large-headed Grasshopper) Jor1985, Spharagemon collare (Mottled Sand Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in open sandy areas] Wy1994 BHW2008; Romaleidae: Brachystola magna (Plains Lubber Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in shortgrass & mixed-grass prairie to the west of Illinois] BHW2008