Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Elymus hystrix
(Bottlebrush Grass) [Poaceae]
(A scientific synonym of this grass is Hystrix patula. Observations are from Wagner, Microleps website, Clark et al., Bouseman & Sternburg, Covell, Needham et al., Opler & Krizek, Pepper, Braun, Gangwere, Natural History Museum, Panzer et al., ScaleNet, Eiseman)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chalepus walshii [larvae are leaf-miners] Clk2004 Eis2016

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Cerodontha angulata [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Hysteroneura setariae (Rusty Plum Aphid) [this grass was referred to as a Hystrix sp.] Pp1965; Pseudococcidae: Dysmicoccus patulae (Bottlebrush Grass Mealybug) [feeds on leaf undersides; this insect has been found in New York] SN2014,
Peliococcus balteatus (Girdled Melaybug) [found underneath leaf sheaths & on underside of leaf blades; this Eurasian insect was found in New York, where it was feeding on Bottlebrush Grass; syn. Peliococcus saratogensis] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Elachistidae: Elachista epimicta [larvae are blotch leaf-miners of overwintering basal leaves, Bottlebrush Grass is the preferred host plant; this moth is found in Ohio] Mic2010 Br1948 NHM2010,
Elachista illectella [larvae are leaf-miners of many grass species; this moth is found throughout NE USA & Ontario; syn. Cosmiotes illectella] Cv2005 Mic2010 Br1948, Elachista leucofrons [larvae are leaf-miners; this moth is found in North Carolina, Ohio, & Colorado] Mic2010 Br1948 NHM2010, Elachista orestella [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928 NHM2010, Elachista praelineata [larvae are leaf-miners, Bottlebrush Grass is the preferred host plant; this moth is found in Ohio] Ndm1928 Br1948 NHM2010; Gelechiidae: Helcystogramma hystricella (Lanceolate Moth) [larvae are leaf-rollers] NHM2010 Br1921; Noctuidae: Papaipema cerina (Golden Borer Moth) [early instars feed on this grass] Pnz2006; Nymphalidae: Enodia anthedon (Northern Pearly Eye) BS2001 Wg2005 OK1984 NHM2010; Scythrididae: Scythris graminivorella [larvae are leaf-miners; syn. Asymmetrura graminivorella] Ndm1928 NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Tettigoniidae: Atlanticus testaceus (Protean Shieldback) [feeds on leaves, although not preferred a food source; lab observations] Ggw1967