Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Buchloe dactyloides
(Buffalo Grass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Campbell et al., Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Cranshaw, Brust et al., ScaleNet)

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Blissidae: Blissus occiduus (Buffalo Grass Chinch Bug) [found in the Great Plains] Crw2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Pseudococcidae: Antoninoides parrotti (Felted Grass Mealybug) [found at the base of host plant; this insect is found SW of Illinois, its range includes Kansas & Mississippi] SN2014

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Ageneotettix deorum (White-Whiskered Grasshopper) Cmp1974 Wy1994, Arphia pseudonietana (Red-Winged Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in grasslands or woodland openings] Wy1994 BHW2008, Arphia simplex (Plains Yellow-Winged Grasshopper) [preferred host plant] Cmp1974, Dissosteira carolina (Carolina Grasshopper) Wy1994, Dissosteira longipennis (High Plains Grasshopper) Wy1994, Eritettix simplex (Velvet-Striped Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Hippiscus ocelote (Wrinkled Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in grassy areas & woodland openings] Cmp1974 BHW2008, Hypochlora alba (Cudweed Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Cmp1974, Orphulella speciosa (Pasture Grasshopper) Cmp1974 Wy1994, Phoetaliotes nebrascensis (Large-Headed Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Cmp1974 Wy1994, Spharagemon collare (Mottled Sand Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in open sandy areas] Wy1994 BHW2008, Syrbula admirabilis (Handsome Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in dry grassy areas] Cmp1974 BHW2008

Trombidiformes (Mites)
Eriophyidae: Aceria slykhuisi (Buffalo Grass Mite) [syn. Eriophyes slykhuisi, this mite is monophagous] Crw2004