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Insects Feeding
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Opuntia humifusa
(Eastern Prickly Pear) [Cactaceae]
(Observations are from Vestal, Froeschner, Clark et al., Rider, and Hart & Gleason)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chrysolina auripennis Vst1913, Longitarsus arenaceus [found underneath this cactus] Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Syrphidae: Copestylum vittatum [larvae live in cactus flesh] HG1907

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Coreidae: Chelinidea vittiger [sucks juices from pads & fruits] Fr1942 Pentatomidae: Chlorachroa persimilis [punctures tips of fruits] Vst1913, Chlorochroa uhleri Rid2009
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