Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Aristida spp.
(Three-Awn Grass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from DeLong, Felt, Natural History Museum, Panzer et al., ScaleNet)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Cicadellidae: Flexamia picta [syn. Flexamia pictus] Dlg1948 Pnz2006, Flexamia pyrops Pnz1006, Lonatura catalina Dlg1948 Pnz2006;
Diaspididae: Melanaspis marlatti (Marlatt Scale) [this insect has been found in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Kansas, & South Darkota] SN2014; Pseudococcidae: Antoninoides nortoni [found at base of host plant; this insect is found as far north as Kansas & North Carolina] SN2014, Heterococcus arenae (Sand Mealybug) [found underneath leaf sheaths; this insect is more common in western USA, although it also occurs in Missouri & New Jersey] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Hesperia dacotae (Dakota Skipper) [extirpated from Illinois, this insect is now found NW of the state] NHM2010

Prostigmata (Prostigmatic Mites)
Tenuipalpidae: Dolichotetranychus carnea [causes reduced leaves & aborted fruit] Flt1917