Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Eleusine indica
(Goose Grass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Hottes & Frison, Clark et al., Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krisek, Spencer & Steyskal, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chaetocnema denticulata Clk2004, Chaetocnema pulicaria Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Cerodontha dorsalis (Grass Sheath Miner) [larvae are leaf-miners, pupating in sheaths; widespread] Ndm1928 SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Anoecia cornicola [found on dogwood shrubs as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to feed on the roots of various grasses] BE2013, Hysteroneura setariae (Rusty Plum Aphid) [found on plum & possibly cherry trees as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to the leaves & inflorescences of various grasses; this aphid is native to North America, including Illinois] BE2013, Stegophylla querci HF1931; 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: Atalopedes campestris (Sachem) OK1984