Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Lactuca serriola
(Prickly Lettuce) [Asteraceae]
(observations are from Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Rider, Needham et al., Marcovitch, Brust et al., Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Chromatomyia lactuca [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928, Liriomyza endiviae [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; found in Maryland] SS1986, Liriomyza pusilla [larvae are leaf-miners, polyphagous] Ndm1928

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Euschistus servus [polyphagous] Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Acyrthosiphon scariolae (Prickly Lettuce Aphid) RB1965, Hyperomyzus lactucae (Currant-Sowthistle Aphid) Pp1965, Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid) [polyphagous] RB1965, Uroleucon pseudambrosiae (Wild Lettuce Aphid) RB1965

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Tortricidae: Thyraylia bunteana [larvae feed on seeds; syn. Cochylis bunteana] Mar1916 NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-Striped Grasshopper) Wy1994, Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in weedy areas, roadsides, abandoned fields, field edges, & gardens] BHW2008 Wy1994, Melanoplus keeleri (Keeler's Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in prairies & weedy areas] Wy1994 BHW2008, Melanoplus packardii (Packard's Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in open areas with heavier soil, including weedy roadsides & tallgrass prairie] Wy1994 BHW2008; Romaleidae: Brachystola magna (Plains Lubber Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in shortgrass & mixed-grass prairie to the west of Illinois] BHW2008