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Insects Feeding
on this Plant:

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Lespedeza capitata
(Round-Headed Bush Clover) [Fabaceae]
(Observations are from Campbell et al., Microleps website, Clark et al., Rider, Arment, Needham et al., Schaefer, Gangwere)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Colaspis brunnea Clk2004, Odontota horni Clk2004

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Alydidae: Alydus conspersus [feeds on seeds] Sch1980, Alydus eurinus [feeds mostly on seeds, also feeds on stems & nectar] Sch1980, Alydus pilosulus [feeds on seeds], Megalotomus quinquespinosus [feeds on seeds] Sch1980; Pentatomidae: Chlorochroa uhleri Rid2009

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gracillariidae: Porphyrosela desmodiella [larvae are tentiform leaf-miners] Mic2010 Ndm1928

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Hesperotettix viridis (Meadow Purple-Striped Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-Striped Grasshopper) [preferred host plant] Cmp1974, Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-Legged Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus sanguinipes (Migratory Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Cmp1974, Schistocerca lineata (Spotted Bird Grasshopper) [nymphs & adults feed on leaflets, both field & lab observations] Ggw1961, Spharagemon collare (Mottled Sand Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961; Oecanthidae: Oecanthus quadripunctatus (Four-spotted Tree Cricket) [nymphs feed on flowers, field observations] Ggw1961; Tettigoniidae: Conocephalus strictus (Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid) [feeds on leaflets, field observations] Ggw1961

Phasmatodea (Walkingsticks)
Diapheromeridae: Diapheromera velii (Prairie Walkingstick) Arm2006
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