Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Bouteloua curtipendula
(Side Oats Grama) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Campbell et al., Rider, Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Vickery & Kevan, Brust et al., Natural History Museum, Panzer et al., ScaleNet)

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Moromorpha tetra Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Cicadellidae: Flexamia albida Pnz2006, Flexamia pectinata Pnz2006, Laevicephalus minimus Pnz2006;
Pseudococcidae: Antoninoides nortoni [found at base of host plant; this insect is found as far north as Kansas & North Carolina] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Hesperia dacotae (Dakota Skipper) [extirpated in Illinois, this insect is found NW of the state] NHM2010, Hesperia leonardus (Leonard's Skipper) NHM2010, Hesperia ottoe (Ottoe's Skipper) NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Arphia pseudonietana (Red-Winged Grasshopper) Wy1994, Arphia xanthoptera (Autumn Yellow-winged Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in tallgrass & mixed-grass prairies; feeding behavior was observed in a lab] BHW2008, Dichromorpha viridis (Short-winged Green Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found at woodland edges & openings, moist areas along streams; feeding behavior was observed in a lab] BHW2008, Eritettix simplex (Velvet-Striped Grasshopper) [a preferred host plant for adults; found in mesic to dry grassy areas] Cmp1974 Wy1994 BHW2008, Hippiscus ocelote (Wrinkled Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in dry upland areas & woodland openings] Cmp1974 VK1985 BHW2008, Melanoplus bivittatus (Two-Striped Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus confusus (Little Pasture Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Mermiria bivittata (Two-Striped Mermiria Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in open eroded areas] Cmp1974 Wy1994 VK1985, Mermiria picta neomexicana (Lively Mermiria Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Orphulella speciosa (Pasture Grasshopper) [preferred host plant] Cmp1974 Wy1994, Pardalophora haldemani (Haldeman's Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Phoetaliotes nebrascensis (Large-Headed Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Syrbula admirabilis (Handsome Grasshopper) [preferred host plant] Cmp1974