Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Phaseolus spp.
(Wild Bean, Bean) [Fabaceae]
(Observations are from Barnes, Knight, Dennis, Rider, Milne & Milne, Bouseman & Sternburg, Bouseman et al., Covell, Cranshaw, Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Cerotoma trifurcata (Bean Leaf Beetle) [larvae feed on roots, adults feed on foliage] Crw2004

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Halticus bractatus (Garden Flea Hopper) Kn1941; Pentatomidae: Euschistus servus [polyphagous] Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Aphis glycines (Soybean Aphid) [found on Rhamnus spp. as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to the stems & leaf undersides of herbaceous plants in the Fabaceae, especially Soybean; this aphid was introduced from E Asia into North America, including Illinois] BE2013, Prociphilus erigeronensis [found on the roots of many herbaceous plants in the Asteraceae, Fabaceae, & Poaceae; this aphid is widely distributed in the USA, it also occurs in Ontario] BE2013, Smynthurodes betae (Bean Root Aphid) Pp1965; Membracidae: Ceresa bubalus (Buffalo Treehopper) [polyphagous] Den1952; Pseudococcidae:
Pseudococcus sorghiellus (Trochanter Mealybug) [polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in eastern USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Epargyreus clarus (Silver-Spotted Skipper) Bar1999, Urbanus dorantes (Dorantes Skipper) [prefers vines] Bou2006, Urbanus proteus (Long-Tailed Skipper) [prefers vines] Bou2006 MM1980 OK1984
; Lycaenidae: Strymon melinus (Gray Hairstreak) [larvae feed on flowers & fruits, polyphagous, legumes & mallows are favored] BS2001 OK1984; Noctuidae: Palthis asopialis (Faint-Spotted Palthis) [polyphagous] Cv2005