Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Cyperus spp.
(Flat-Sedge) [Cyperaceae]
(Observations are from Hoffman, Microleps website, Covell, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Majka et al., ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Sphenophorus aequalis aequalis (Clay-colored Billbug) [this insect is widely distributed] MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Planetella caudata (Sedge Gall Midge) [larvae cause cylindrical bud or shoot galls at the base of the plant] Flt1917

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Blissidae: Ischnodemus rufipes [feeds on foliage of wetland flat-sedges, not seeds] Hof1996

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Ceruraphis eriophori [curls leaves of Viburnum spp., migrating during the summer to various sedges & other wetland plants; this aphid was introduced into North America from Europe] BE2013, Forda formicaria [feeds on roots; found in Illinois, this aphid was introduced from Eurasia] BE2013, Sipha flava (Yellow Sugar Cane Aphid) [found on leaf blades of various grasses & sedges; widely distributed in USA, including Illinois] 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, Pseudococcus maritimus (Grape Mealybug) [found on foliage, polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed] SN2014, Pseudococcus sorghiellus (Trochanter Mealybug) [polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in eastern USA] SN2014, Trionymus clandestinus [feeds on plant crowns & roots; this mealybug is found in NE USA; syn. Trionymus cladestinus] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Glyphipterigidae: Diploschizia impigritella [larvae bore into stems & leaf-bases] Cv2005 Mic2010