Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Agrostis spp.
(Bent Grass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Wagner, Clark et al., Microleps website, Bouseman et al., Needham et al., Felt, Cranshaw, Blackman & Eastop, Hamilton, Opler & Krizek, Spencer & Steyskal, Braun, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chaetocnema denticulata Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Cerodontha pygmaea [larvae are leaf-miners; found in New York & Canada] SS1986, Chromatomyia pseudomilii [larvae are leaf-miners; found in North Carolina, Tennessee, California, & Europe] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Atheroides serrulatus [feeds on leaves of various grasses; found in Quebec, introduced from Eurasia] BE2013, Forda formicaria [feeds on grass roots; found in Illinois, this aphid was introduced from Eurasia] BE2013, Forda marginata [feeds on grass roots; found in Wisconsin, this aphid was introduced from Eurasia] BE2013, Geoica utricularia [feeds on grass roots; this aphid was introduced into North America from Eurasia, it has been observed in Illinois] BE2013, Prociphilus erigeronensis [polyphagous, found on the roots of many herbaceous plants in several plant families] BE2013, Rhopalosiphum oxyacanthae (Apple-Grass Aphid) [curls young leaves of various shrubs & trees in the Rosaceae, migrating to the roots of various grasses during the summer; found in NE & north-central USA, including Illinois] BE2013, Sipha elegans [found on upper sides of grass leaves, often causing them to roll upward & develop yellow patches; this aphid is abundant in Illnois, it is also found in Eurasia] BE2013, Sitobion beiquei [found in Maine & Quebec] BE2013; Cercopidae:
Philaenarcys bilineata (Prairie Spittlebug) [host plants of adults; this spittlebug is found in the Great Plains & areas eastward] Hm1982; Pseudococcidae: Dysmicoccus junceus (Juncus Mealybug) [feeds on roots; this insect is widely distributed in NE & north-central USA] SN2014, 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, Trionymus smithii (Smith Grass Mealybug) [found underneath leaf sheaths; this insect occurs in NE USA, California, & Mexico] SN2014

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Eurytomidae: Tetramesa agrostidis [larvae form ellipsoid galls on stems] Flt1917

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Arctiidae: Ctenucha virginica (Virginia Ctenucha) NHM2010; Elachistidae:
Elachista freyerella [larvae are leaf-miners; this moth is found on bluffs along Lake Superior in Michigan; syn. Cosmiotes scopulicola] Br1948 NHM2010, Elachista illectella [larvae are leaf-miners of many grass species; this moth is found throughout NE USA & Ontario; syn. Cosmiotes illectella] Mic2001 Ndm1928 Br1948 NHM2010; Hesperiidae: Amblyscirtes vialis (Common Roadside Skipper) Bou2006 OK1984 NHM2010, Hesperia leonardus (Leonard's Skipper) Bou2006 OK1984 NHM2010, Hylephila phyleus (Fiery Skipper) Crw2004 OK1984, Thymelicus lineola (European Skipper) Wg2005; Noctuidae: Agrotis ipsilon (Ipsilon Dart) [polyphagous] Crw2004, Leucania pseudargyria (False Wainscot) NHM2010, Mythimna unipuncta (True Armyworm) [syn. Pseudaletia unipuncta] NHM2010, Photedes defecta (Narrow-winged Borer Moth) [this is a wetland species; syn. Hypocoenia defecta, syn. Chortodes defecta] NHM2010, Trichordestra legitima (Striped Garden Caterpillar) [polyphagous] NHM2010