Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Lathyrus spp.
(Vetchling) [Fabaceae]
(Also called Wild Pea. Observations are from Milne & Milne, Wagner, Hottes & Frison, Covell, Blackman & Eastop, Vickery & Kevan, Brust et al., Pepper, Spencer & Steyskal)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Liriomyza fricki [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Wisconsin & Canada] SS1986, Liriomyza lathyri [larvae are blotch leaf-miners; found in Arkansas & Alberta] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Acyrthosiphon pisum (Pea Aphid) HF1931 Pp1965, Macrosiphum gei (Avens Aphid) [polyphagous] HF1931, Nearctaphis crataegifoliae [twists & curls leaves of hawthorns, turning them purple; migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants in the Fabaceae; distributed in central & E USA] BE2013, Smynthurodes betae HF1931

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Grammia oithona (Oithona Tiger Moth) [host plant is referred to as 'wild pea'] Cv2005; Lycaenidae: Everes comyntas (Eastern Tailed Blue) Wg2005, Glaucopsyche lygdamus (Silvery Blue) MM1980 Wg2005, Leptotes marina (Marine Blue) MM1980

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Schistocerca lineata (Spotted Bird Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in tallgrass & mixed-grass prairie] VK1985 BHW2008