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Insects Feeding
on this Plant
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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: Gymnetron tetrum (Mullein Weevil) [larvae feed on seeds; this Eurasian insect is widely distributed in the USA & S Canada] Mar1916 MAM2007

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Lygaeidae: Kleidocerys resedae (Birch Catkin Bug) [eats seeds, polyphagous] Hof1996; Miridae: Campylomma verbasci (Mullein Bug) Crw2004 WHM1983, Plagiognathus politus WHM1983; Pentatomidae: Acrosternum hilaris [polyphagous] Rid2009, Coenus delia Rid2009,
Cosmopepla lintneriana [polyphagous] Rid2009, Euschistus ictericus Rid2009, Euschistus politus Rid2009, Euschistus servus [polyphagous] Rid2009, Euschistus tristigma tristigma Rid2009, Euschistus variolaria 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

Thysanoptera
(Thrips)
Phlaeothripidae: Haplothrips verbasci [on leaves & flowerbuds] Vst1913

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