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Insects Feeding
on this Plant:

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Mentha piperita
(Peppermint) [Lamiaceae]
(Observations are from Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Clark et al., Felt, Gangwere, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Longitarsus ferrugineus Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Dasineura piperitae (Peppermint Bud Gall Midge) [larvae form loose bud galls] Flt1917, Giardomyia piperitae Flt1907

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Pseudococcidae:
Phenacoccus solenopsis (Solenopsis Mealybug) [feeds on foliage & sometimes roots, polyphagous; widespread] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Euxoa ochrogaster (Red-backed Cutworm) [polyphagous, feeds on peppermint in Oregon & probably other places] NHM2010; Pyralidae: Pyrausta orphisalis (Orange Mint Moth) NHM2010; Sphingidae: Sphinx eremitus (Hermit Sphinx) NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Chortophaga viridifasciata (Green-striped Grasshopper) [feeds on leaves & petioles, field observations] Wy1994 Ggw1961
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