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Insects Feeding
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Mirabilis nyctaginea
(Wild Four O'Clock) [Nyctaginaceae]
(Observations are from Vance, Stannard, Hart & Gleason, Microleps website, Needham et al.)

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Coreidae: Catorhintha mendica (Wild Four O'Clock Bug) [oligophagous] HG1907

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gelechiidae: Nealyda bifidella [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928; Heliodinidae: Aetole tripunctella [larvae are leaf-miners] Mic2010, Embola ionis [larvae bore through stems] Mic2010, Neoheliodines cliffordi [larvae skeletonize leaves] Mic2010, Neoheliodines nyctaginella [larvae skeletonize leaves] Mic2010

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Thripidae: Sericothrips campestris [found on leaves of plants growing on gravelly railroad embankments in IL] St1968 Van1974

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