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Insects Feeding
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Onosmodium molle
(Marbleseed) [Boraginaceae]
(This includes ssp. hispidissimum. A scientific synonym of this plant is Onosmodium bejariense. Observations are from Clark et al., Williams, Powell)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Epitrix spp. [feed on leaves] Wm1998, Longitarsus spp. [adults feed on leaves, larvae feed on roots] Wm1998, Longitarsus melanurus [adults feed on leaves, larvae feed on roots] Clk2004 Wm1998, Longitarsus subrufus (Marbleseed Flea Beetle) [adults feed on leaves, larvae feed on roots; oliogphagous] Clk2004 Wm1998, Longitarsus turbatus Clk2004; Nitulidae: Afrogethes saevus [larvae develop in flowers, feeding on pollen] Wm1998

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Neolasioptera spp. [larvae bore through stems] Wm1998

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Coenus delius (Coenus Stink Bug) [sucks plant juices from stems, polyphagous] Wm1998, Euschistus servus (Brown Stink Bug)
[sucks plant juices from stems, polyphagous] Wm1998, Euschistus tristigmus (Dusky Stink Bug) [sucks plant juices from stems, polyphagous] Wm1998, Euschistus variolarius (One-spotted Stink Bug) [sucks plant juices from stems, polyphagous] Wm1998

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Acanaloniidae: Acanalonia bivittata (Two-striped Planthopper) [sucks plant juices from stems & leaves, polyphagous] Wm1998; Cercopidae: Philaenus spumarius (Meadow Spittlebug) [sucks plant juices from leaves, polyphagous] Wm1998; Cicadellidae: Aphrodes bicincta (Girdled Leafhopper) [sucks plant juices from leaves, polyphagous] Wm1998

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Estigmene acraea (Acraea Moth) [larvae feed on leaves, polyphagous] Wm1998, Haploa contigua (The Neighbor) [larvae feed on shoot tips, flower buds, & leaves; polyphagous] Wm1998, Haploa reversa (Reversed Haploa) [larvae feed on shoot tips, flower buds, & leaves; polyphagous] Wm1998; Depressariidae: Ethmia longimaculella longimaculella [this moth is found from Manitoba to Quebec, and from Kentucky to Pennsylvania] Pw1973; Gracillariidae: Acrocercops pnosmodiella (Marbleseed Leafminer) [larvae are blotch leaf-miners, oligophagous] Wm1998; Nymphalidae: Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady) [larvae feed on leaves, polyphagous] Wm1998
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