Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Lepidium spp.
(Peppergrass) [Brassicaceae]
(Observations are from Barnes, Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Wagner, Clark et al., Bouseman & Sternburg, Covell, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Brust et al., Opler & Krizek, O'Brien & Anderson, Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Entomoscelis americana Clk2004, Phyllotreta conjuncta Clk2004, Phyllotreta robusta Clk2004; Curculionidae: Pnigodes setosus [found as far east as Iowa, Kansas, & Texas] OA1996

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Dasineura lepidii (Peppergrass Seed Midge) [larvae feed on seeds, causing swollen discolored seed capsules] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Myzus cerasi (Black Cherry Aphid) [found on shoot tips of cherry trees, migrating during the summer to various herbaceous plants, especially species in the Brassicaceae] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Pieridae: Anthocharis midea (Falcate Orangetip) Bar1999, Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) OK1984, Pontia protodice (Checkered White) BS2001 Wg2005 NHM2010; Pyralidae: Eustixia pupula (Spotted Peppergrass Moth) Cv2005 

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-Striped Grasshopper) Wy1994, Melanoplus sanguinipes (Migratory Grasshopper) [preferred host plants; this grasshopper is found in open areas, woodland openings, & roadsides] Wy1994 BHW2008