Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Bromus spp.
(Brome) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Clark et al., Rider, Microleps website, Covell, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Brust et al., Spencer & Steyskal, Braun, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chalepus walshii Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Cerodontha dorsalis (Grass Sheath Miner) [larvae are leaf-miners, pupating in leaf sheaths; widespread] SS1986, Cerodontha muscina [larvae are leaf-miners; widespread] SS1986

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Holcostethus limbolarius Rid2009, Neottiglossa cavifrons Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Atheroides serrulatus [feeds on leaves of various grasses; found in Quebec, introduced from Europe] BE2013, Forda formicaria [feeds on roots of various grasses; found in Illinois, this aphid was introduced from Eurasia] BE2013, Forda marginata [feeds on roots of various grasses; found in Wisconsin, this aphid was introduced from Eurasia] BE2013, Geoica utricularia [feeds on roots of grasses; observed in Illinois, this aphid was introduced from Eurasia] BE2013, Hyalopteroides humilis (Orchard Grass Aphid) [found on upper sides of leaves; Orchard Grass is the preferred host, this aphid is rarely found on other grasses; observed in Illinois, introduced from Europe] BE2013, Sipha elegans [found on upper sides of grass leaves, often causing them to roll upward & develop yellow patches; observed in Illinois, this aphid also occurs in Eurasia] BE2013, Tetraneura ulmi (Elm & Grass Root Aphid) [forms stalked sack-shaped galls on upper surfaces of elm leaves, migrating to the roots of various grasses during the summer; distributed in NE USA, north-central USA, & Canada] BE2013;
Pseudococcidae: Chorizococcus rostellum (Bermuda Grass Mealybug) [feeds mostly on roots; this insect is found in SE USA as far north as Maryland & Tennessee] SN2014, Dysmicoccus patulae (Bottlebrush Grass Mealybug) [feeds on leaf undersides; this insect has been found in New York] 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

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Cephidae: Cephus cinctus (Grass-Stem Sawfly) [larvae bore through stems] Flt1917; Eurytomidae: Tetramesa bromicola [larvae live in grass stems] Flt1917

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Elachistidae: Elachista illectella [larvae are leaf-miners of many grass species; this moth is found throughout NE USA & Ontario; syn. Cosmiotes illectella] Mic2010 Br1948 NHM2010; Hesperiidae: Hesperia ottoe (Ottoe Skipper) NHM2010; Noctuidae: Leucania insueta (Heterodox Wainscot) NHM2010, Leucania multilinea (Many-lined Wainscot) Cv2005 NHM2010, Leucania phragmitidicola (Phragmites Wainscot) NHM2010, Leucania pseudargyria (False Wainscot) NHM2010, Papaipema nebris (Stalk Borer Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Camnula pellucida (Clear-winged Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in various grassy habitats & fields] BHW2008, Chortophaga viridifasciata (Northern Green-striped Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is usually found in moist grassy areas, especially along streams] BHW2008, Melanoplus packardii (Packard's Grasshopper) Wy1994