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Insects Feeding
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Robinia pseudoacacia.
(Black Locust) [Fabaceae]
(Observations are from Funkhouser, Hottes & Frison, Wagner, Bouseman et al., Yanega, Knight, Milne & Milne, Marshall, Dennis, Microleps website, Clark et al., Stannard, Covell, MacRae, Arment, Needham et al., Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Smith, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Wheeler et al., Watson, Opler & Krizek, Pepper, Cranshaw, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Buprestidae: Agrilus egenus [larvae bore through dead branches] Mcr1991; Cerambycidae: Megacyllene robiniae (Locust Borer) [larvae bore through wood] MM1980 Msh2006 Ya1996 Crw2004; Chrysomelidae: Anomoea flavokansiensis Clk2004, Anomoea laticlavia Clk2004, Baliosus nervosus (Basswood Leafminer) Ndm1928, Colaspis brunnea Clk2004, Derocrepis carinata Clk2004, Odontota dorsalis (Locust Leafminer) [preferred host plant] Clk2004 Ndm1928 Crw2004, Phyllecthris gentilis Clk2004, Sumitrosis inaequalis [leaf-miner] Ndm1928, Sumitrosis rosea Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Dasineura pseudacaciae [larvae fold young leaflets around galls] AOS1905 Flt1917 Crw2004, Obolodiplosis robiniae (Locust Gall Midge) [larvae roll leaf margins around galls on leaves] AOS1905 Flt1917

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Blepharidopterus chlorionis (Honey Locust Plant Bug) Kn1941, Lopidea robiniae (Black Locust Plant Bug) [oligophagous or monophagous] Kn1941 MM1980 WHM1983 Wat1928, Orthotylus robiniae Kn1941, Orthotylus submarginatus Kn1941 WHM1983 Wat1928, Taedia gleditsiae Kn1941

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Acyrthosiphon pisum (Pea Aphid) [found on young growth & developing seedpods] BE2013, Aphis craccivora Pp1965, Aphis cytisorum HF1931, Aphis rumicis (Dock Aphid) [polyphagous] HF1931; Diaspididae:
Chionaspis gleditsiae (Honey Locust Scurfy Scale) [this insect occurs in E USA] SN2014, Clavaspis ulmi (Elm Armored Scale) [usually found on rough bark, preferring Ulmus spp. as host plants; this insect occurs in E USA & Ontario] SN2014Diaspidiotus ancylis (Putnam Scale) [found on leaves, sometimes bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA] SN2014, Diaspidiotus juglansregiae (English Walnut Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA] SN2014, Diaspidiotus perniciosus (San Jose Scale) [usually found on bark, polyphagous, although preferring woody species in the Rosaceae; this insect is widely distributed; syn. Comstockaspis perniciosa, syn. Quadraspidiotus perniciosus] SN2014, Lepidosaphes ulmi (Oystershell Scale) [found on bark, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in the USA, S Canada, & Eurasia] SN2014, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (White Peach Scale) [polyphagous; this insect is found mostly in E USA, it was introduced from Eurasia] SN2014; Membracidae: Ceresa bubalus (Buffalo Treehopper) [polyphagous] Den1952, Cyrtolobus fuliginosus Den1952, Cyrtolobus fuscipennis Den1952, Enchenopa binotata [polyphagous] Den1952, Hadrophallus borealis [polyphagous] Den1952, Micrutalis calva (Honey Locust Treehopper) Crw2004, Stictocephala brevityla dolichotyla Den1952, Stictocephala taurina [polyphagous] Den1952, Telamona decorata Den1952, Thelia bimaculata [monophagous] Den1952 Fnk1917 Msh2006, Vanduzea arquata Den1952; Pseudococcidae: Pseudococcus comstocki (Comstock Mealybug) [found on foliage, including lower side of leaves; polyphagous, feeding on woody vegetation; this insect is widely distributed in NE & north-central USA, it is also found in Ontario] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Tenthredinidae: Nematus tibialis (Locust Sawfly) [larvae feed on leaves] Sm2006

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Geometridae: Digrammia ocellinata (Faint-Spotted Angle) Wg2005, Heliomata cycladata (Common Spring Moth) Cv2005; Gracillariidae: Chrysaster ostensackenella [larvae are blotch leaf-miners] Mic2010 Ndm1928, Macrosaccus robiniella (Black Locust Leafminer) Ndm1928, Parectopa robiniella [larvae are blotch leaf-miners] Mic2010, Phyllonorycter gemmea [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928, Phyllonorycter robiniella [larvae are blotch or tentiform leaf-miners] Mic2010; Hesperiidae: Epargyreus clarus (Silver-Spotted Skipper) [a preferred host plant] Msh2006 OK1984, Erynnis zarucco (Zarucco Duskywing) Bou2006; Noctuidae: Euparthenos nubilis (Locust Underwing) [preferred host plant, larvae feed on leaves] Cv2005 MM1980 Wg2005, Zale undularis (Black Zale) Cv2005, Zale unilineata
(One-Lined Zale) Cv2005; Oecophoridae: Agonopterix robiniella Cv2005

Phasmatodea (Walkingsticks)
Diapheromeridae: Diapheromera femorata (Northern Walkingstick) [feeds on leaves] Arm2006 Crw2004

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Thripidae: Neohydatothrips annulipes [found on leaves] St1968

Trombidiformes (Mites)
Tetranychidae: Tetranychus schoenei (Schoene Spider Mite) [found on lower surface of leaves, polyphagous] Crw2004
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