Ecosystem Science Reserve
Insects of Cedar Creek
The Lace Bugs (157 NA spp) are primarily found on woody plants where they
feed on leaf mesophyll, but a few occur on herbaceous vegetation. Roughly
15 species have been collected at CCESR. The dominant genus is
Most occur in woodlands and are quite host specific.
is abundant on bur oak in savanna regions. C. contracta
is abundant on black and choke cherry in savanna and woodlands. Other common
species include C. hewitti
(on birch), C. cydoniae
(on juneberry), and C. pergandei
(on alder). Less common are
? (on basswood) and
(on willow). C. marmorata
is fairly common
on clones of Solidago gigantea
in old fields.
occurs on basswood (Tilia
) on Crones Knoll. The female shows parental
care--guarding her nymphs as they move about the leaf in a small herd.
is a slender tingid that occurs on Black Ash. Melanorhopala
has been collected sparingly from Solidago
in prairie. Galeatus spinifrons
has been collected from Aster
in prairie. A single individual of
sp. also collected.
occurs on mosses and was D-vacced in small numbers from field C.