Insects Feeding
on this Plant

Verbascum thapsus
(Great Mullein) [Scrophulariaceae]
(observations are from Vestal, Hoffman, Rider, Campbell et al., Cranshaw, Wheeler et al., Marcovitch, Gangwere, Majka et al.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Rhinusa tetra (Mullein Weevil) [larvae mine stems; this Eurasian insect is widely distributed in the USA & S Canada; Gymnetron tetrum is a scientific synonym of this insect] Mar1916 MAM2007 WR2017

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Lygaeidae: Kleidocerys resedae (Birch Catkin Bug) [eats seeds, polyphagous] Hof1996; Miridae: Campylomma verbasci (Mullein Bug) Crw2004 WHM1983, Plagiognathus politus [sucks plant sap from stems, foliage, & inflorescences] WR2017 WHM1983, Lygus lineolaris (Tarnished Plant Bug) [sucks plant sap from stems, foliage, and inflorescences] WR2017, Poecilocapsus lineatus (Four-lined Plant Bug) [sucks plant sap from foliage] WR2017; Pentatomidae: Acrosternum hilaris (Green Stink Bug) [found on inflorescences, polyphagous; Chinavia hilaris is a scientific synonym of this insect] Rid2009 WR2017, Coenus delia Rid2009,
Cosmopepla lintneriana (Lintner's Stink Bug) [found on inflorescences, polyphagous] Rid2009 WR2017, Euschistus ictericus Rid2009, Euschistus politus Rid2009, Euschistus servus [polyphagous] Rid2009, Euschistus tristigmus luridus [found on inflorescences, polyphagous] WR2017, Euschistus tristigmus tristigmus Rid2009, Euschistus variolarius Rid2009, Holcostethus limbolarius [polyphagous] Rid2009, Hymenarcys nervosa Rid2009, Mormidea lugens Rid2009, Thyanta calceata Rid2009

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus confusus (Little Pasture Grasshopper) [minor food plant] Cmp2004, Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-legged Grasshopper) [feeds on unopened flowers, field observations] Gg1961, Melanoplus keeleri luridus (Keeler's Grasshopper) [minor food plant] Cmp2004, Spharagemon bolli (Boll's Grasshopper) [lab observations, probably feeds on flowers] Gg1961; Oecanthidae: Oecanthus quadripunctatus (Four-spotted Tree Cricket) [nymphs feed on flowers, a preferred host plant, field observations] Ggw1961; Tettigoniidae: Atlanticus testaceus (Protean Shieldback) [feeds on flowers, both field & lab observations] Ggw1967, Conocephalus strictus (Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid) [nymphs feed on flowers, field observations] Ggw1961, Scudderia curvicauda (Curve-tailed Bush Katydid) [feeds on flowers, field observations] Ggw1961, Scudderia texensis (Texas Bush Katydid) [feeds on flowers, field observations] Ggw1961

Phlaeothripidae: Haplothrips verbasci [found on foliage & inflorescences] Vst1913