Insects Feeding
on this Plant

Cynodon dactylon
(Bermuda Grass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Vaurie, Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Clark et al., Bouseman & Sternburg, Bouseman et al., Cranshaw, Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krizek, Majka et al., Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chaetocnema denticulata Clk2004, Chaetocnema  pulicaria Clk2004, Myochrous denticollis Clk2004; Curculionidae: Sphenophorus inaequalis (Uneven Billbug) Vau1983, Sphenophorus venatus venatus (Hunting Billbug) [this insect is found in NE USA, SE Canada, & Minnesota] Vau1983 MAM2007

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Forda formicaria [feeds on grass roots; found in Illinois, this aphid was introduced from Eurasia] BE2013, Rhopalosiphum padi (Bird Cherry & Oat Aphid) [found on leaf undersides of Bird Cherry & Chokecherry, and rolling them; migrating to various grasses & other plant species during the summer; this aphid is widely distributed in North America, including Illinois] BE2013, Sipha flava (Yellow Sugar Cane Aphid) [found on leaf blades of various grasses & sedges; widespread in USA, including Illinois] BE2013, Tetraneura nigriabdominalis [forms stalked elongated galls on elm leaves, migrating during the summer to the roots of various grasses; found in Illinois, this aphid was introduced from E Asia] BE2013; Cercopidae: Prosapia bicincta (Two-lined Spittlebug) Crw2004; Pseudococcidae:
Chorizococcus rostellum (Bermuda Grass Mealybug) [feeds mostly on roots; this insect is found in SE USA as far north as Maryland & Tennessee] SN2014, Phenacoccus solenopsis (Solenopsis Mealybug) [feeds on foliage & sometimes roots, polyphagous; widespread] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Amblyscirtes vialis (Common Roadside Skipper) Bou2006 OK1984, Atalopedes campestris (Sachem) Bou2006 OK1984 NHM2010, Hylephila phyleus (Fiery Skipper) Bou2006 Crw2004 OK1984, Polites vibex (Whirlabout) [found in southern IL] Bou2006; Noctuidae: Agrotis ipsilon (Ipsilon Dart) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Mythimna unipuncta (True Armyworm) [syn. Pseudaletia unipuncta] NHM2010, Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall Armyworm) Crw2004 NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Cyllopsis gemma (Gemmed Satyr) [found in southern IL] BS2001 OK1984 

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Mermiria bivittata (Two-Striped Slantfaced Grasshopper) Wy1994

Prostigmata (Prostigmatic Mites)
Eriophyidae: Aceria cynodoniensis (Bermuda Grass Mite) [syn. Eriophyes cynodoniensis] Crw2004