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Insects Feeding
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Solidago canadensis
(Canada Goldenrod) [Asteraceae]
(Some authors consider Solidago altissima a synonym of Solidago canadensis. Observations are from Knight, Hottes & Frison, Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Clark et al., Marshall, Felt, Needham et al., Gangwere, Loeffler, Pepper, Spencer & Steyskal, Snodgrass et al., Ford & Jackman, Lisberg & Young)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Brachypnoea margaretae [on Solidago altissima] Clk2004, Exema canadensis Clk2004, Microrhopala vittata (Goldenrod Leafminer) Clk2004 Ndm1928, Microrhopala xerene [larvae are leaf-miners] Clk2004 Ndm1928, Ophraella conferta Clk2004, Ophraella cribata Clk2004, Ophraella sexvittata Clk2004, Paria thoracica Clk2004, Sumitrosis inaequalis Clk2004, Trirhabda borealis Clk2004, Trirhabda canadensis Clk2004, Trirhabda convergens Clk2004, Trirhabda virgata Clk2004; Mordellidae: Mordellina pustulata [larvae bore through stems] LY2003, Mordellistena convicta [larvae bore through stems; they are also found in galls of Eurosta solidaginis] FJ1996

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Calycomyza jucunda [larvae are leaf-miners, polyphagous] Ndm1928, Nemorimyza posticata [larvae are leaf-miners, polyphagous] Ndm1928, Ophiomyia texana [larvae are leaf-miners, polyphagous] Ndm1928, Phytomyza astotinensis [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Wisconsin & Alberta] SS1986; Cecidomyiidae: Asphondylia monacha (Nun Midge) [larvae form small ovoid galls between adherent leaves] Flt1917, 
Asteromyia carbonifera (Black Blister Gall Midge) [larvae form blister galls on leaves, 'black' refers to the color of the midge rather than the galls] Flt1917, Camptoneuromyia adhesa [larvae infest leaves] Flt1907, Camptoneuromyia flavescens [larvae cause pyriform galls with closely adherent leaves to develop from apical buds] Flt1917, Dasineura folliculi [larvae form apical pod-like galls with narrow adherent leaves] Flt1917, Rhopalomyia albipennis [larvae form large rosette galls] Flt1917, Rhopalomyia anthophila (Downy Flower Gall Midge) [larvae form pubescent cylindrical galls among flowerheads] Flt1917, Rhopalomyia capitata (Goldenrod Rosette Midge) [larvae form small rosette galls] Flt1917, Rhopalomyia carolina [larvae form apical rosette galls with deformed heads and numerous smaller heads] Flt1917, Rhopalomyia racemicola (Beaked Flower Gall Midge) [larvae form bud-like galls on flowerheads] Flt1917, Rhopalomyia solidaginis (Goldenrod Bunch Gall Midge) [larvae form apical rosette galls with globoid heads] Flt1917; Tephritidae: Eurosta solidaginis (Goldenrod Gall Fly) [larvae form round galls on stems] Msh2006

Heteroptera (True Bugs)

Miridae: Lygus lineolaris (Tarnished Plant Bug) [a preferred host plant] SSS1984, Lygus vanduzeei Kn1941, Polymerus venaticus Kn1941, Slaterocoris breviatus Kn1941, Taylorilygus apicalis (Broken-backed Bug) [a preferred host plant] SSS1984

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Acuticauda solidaginifoliae HF1931, Uroleucon erigeronense [syn. Uroleucon erigeronensis] HF1931, Uroleucon gravicorne HF1931, Uroleucon luteolum Pp1965, Uroleucon nigrotuberculatum Pp1965, Uroleucon rudbeckiae (Golden Glow Aphid) [possible misidentification of aphid] HF1931

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Gelechiidae: 
Dichomeris bilobella (Bilobed Dichomeris Moth) [this leaf-folding moth is found in fields, woodland openings, & forests] Lf1994, Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis (Elliptical Goldenrod Gall Moth) [larvae form slender spindle-shaped galls on stems] Flt1917

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-striped Grasshopper) [feeds on ray florets, field observations] Ggw1961, Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-legged Grasshopper) [nymphs feed on dry leaves, field observations] Wy1994 Ggw1961, Melanoplus keeleri luridus (Keeler's Spur-throated Grasshopper) [feeds on leaves, field observations] Ggw1961, Melanoplus scudderi (Scudder's Short-winged Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Paroxya hoosieri (Indiana Swamp Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961; Oecanthidae: Oecanthus nigricornis (Black-horned Tree Cricket) [feeds on flowerheads, field observations] Ggw1961; Tettigoniidae: Amblycorypha oblongifolia (Oblong-winged Katydid) [feeds on leaves & flowerheads, both field & lab observations] Ggw1961, Amblycorypha rotundifolia (Round-winged Katydid) [feeds on leaves, both field & lab observations] Ggw1961, Conocephalus brevipennis (Short-winged Meadow Katydid) [feeds on flowerheads, field observations] Ggw1961
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