Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Digitaria sanguinalis
(Common Crabgrass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Barnes, Clark et al., Needham et al., Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Lundgren & Rosentrater, Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Carabidae: Anisodactylus sanctaecrucis [eats seeds] LR2007, Harpalus pensylvanicus (Pennsylvania Ground Beetle) [eats seeds] LR2007; Chrysomelidae: Chaetocnema denticulata Clk2004, Chaetocnema pulicaria Clk2004, Glyphuroplata uniformis Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Agromyza parvicornis (Corn Blotch Leafminer) Ndm1928, Cerodontha dorsalis (Grass Sheath Miner) Ndm1928; Chloropidae: Homaluroides gramineus (False Spike Grass Fly) [larvae cause fusiform galls on stems or deformed seedheads] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Hysteroneura setariae (Rusty Plum Aphid) [found on plum & possibly cherry trees as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to the inflorescences of various grasses; this aphid is native to North America, including Illinois] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Hesperia sassacus (Indian Skipper) NHM2010, Wallengrenia egremet (Northern Broken-Dash) Bar1999, Wallengrenia otho (Southern Broken-Dash) [this insect is found as far north as southern IL] NHM2010; Noctuidae: Anicla infecta (Green Cutworm) NHM2010, Mocis latipes (Small Mocis) NHM2010, Mythimna unipuncta (True Armyworm) [polyphagous; syn. Pseudaletia unipuncta] NHM2010, Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall Armyworm) [feeds on foliage] NHM2010; Pyralidae: Fissicrambus mutabilis (Striped Sod Webworm) NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Gryllidae: Gryllus pennsylvanicus (Fall Field Cricket) [eats seeds, a preferred food plant] LR2007