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Insects Feeding
on this Plant:

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Panicum virgatum
(Switchgrass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Stannard, Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Clark et al., Bouseman et al., Felt, Brust et al., Joern, Opler & Krizek, Natural History Museum, Panzer et al., ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Anisostena ariadne Clk2004, Oulema melanopus Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Calamomyia inustorum (Black Sheath Midge) [larvae feed in leaf sheaths] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Cicadellidae: Flexamia atlantica Pnz2006, Graminella mohri Pnz2006, Graminella oquaka Pnz2006, Graminella pallidula Pnz2006;
Diaspididae: Melanaspis marlatti (Marlatt Scale) [this insect has been found in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Kansas, & South Darkota] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Atrytone delaware (Delaware Skipper) [syn. Atrytone logan] Bou2006 OK1984 NHM2010, Hesperia leonardus (Leonard's Skipper) Bou2006 OK1984 NHM2010; Noctuidae: Dargida rubripennis (Pink Streak) Pnz2006

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Dissosteira carolina (Carolina Grasshopper) Jor1985, Hippiscus ocelote (Wrinkled Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Jor1985, Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-striped Grasshopper) Jor1985, Mermiria bivittata (Two-striped Mermiria Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Jor1985, Orphulella speciosa (Pasture Grasshopper) Wy1994, Pseudopomala brachyptera (Short-winged Toothpick Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is often found in tall grasses near streams or woodlands] BHW2008

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Thripidae: Chirothrips falsus St1968, Chirothrips spiniceps St1968 

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