Insects Feeding
on this Plant

Agrostis gigantea
(Redtop) [Poaceae]
(A scientific synonym of this species is Agrostis alba. Observations are from Vaurie, Wagner, Rider, Clark et al., Covell, Felt, Hamilton, Gangwere, Brust et al., Wilbur, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chateocnema pulicaria Clk2004, Myochrous denticollis Clk2004; Curculionidae: Sphenophorus minimus (Little Billbug) Vau1983, Sphenophorus parvulus (Bluegrass Billbug) Vau1983

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Dasineura graminis [adults oviposit on foliage] Flt1917 

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Neottiglossa cavifrons Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Cicadellidae: Endria inimica (Painted Leafhopper) Wlb1954; Cercopidae: Neophilaenus lineatus (Lined Spittlebug) [host plant of both nymphs & adults] Hm1982; Pseudococcidae:
Heterococcus nudus (Naked Grass Mealybug) [found on the crown & underneath leaf sheaths of host plants; this insect is widely distributed in northern USA & California] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Ctenucha virginica (Virginia Ctenucha) NHM2010; Noctuidae: Leucania pseudargyria (False Wainscot) Cv2005 NHM2010, Mythimna unipuncta (True Armyworm) [syn. Pseudaletia unipuncta] NHM2010, Trichordestra lilacina (Aster Cutworm) [also feeds on grasses; this insect is found in New England, northern Michigan, & northern Wisconsin] NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Cercyonis pegala (Common Wood Nymph) Wg2005; Pyralidae: Chrysoteuchia topiaria (Topiary Grass-veneer Moth) [larvae feed on crowns, leaves, & roots] NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-Striped Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Pseudopomala brachyptera (Short-winged Toothpick Grasshopper) [nymphs & adults feed on leaves, both field & lab observations] Ggw1961 BHW2008; Tettigoniidae: Conocephalus brevipennis (Short-Winged Meadow Katydid) [feeds on spikelets, field observations] Ggw1961, Conocephalus fasciatus (Slender Meadow Katydid) [feeds on spikelets, a preferred host plant, both field and lab observations] Ggw1961, Neoconocephalus ensiger (Sword-bearing Conehead) [feeds on dry seeds, field observations] Ggw1961, Orchelium gladiator (Gladiator Meadow Katydid) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Scudderia curvicauda (Curve-tailed Bush Katydid) [lab observations] Ggw1961