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Insects Feeding
on this Plant
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Elymus virginicus
(Virginia Wild Rye) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Vaurie, Rider, Clark et al., Microleps website, Robinson & Bradley, Braun, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chaetocnema pulicaria Clk2004; Curculionidae: Sphenophorus minimus (Little Billbug) Vau1983 


Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Acrosternum hilaris (Green Stink Bug) Rid2009, Brochymena quadripustulata (Four-Humped Stink Bug) Rid2009, Coenus delia Rid2009, Euschistus servus Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Rhopalosiphum maidis (Corn Leaf Aphid) RB1965, Rhopalosiphum padi (Bird Cherry & Oat Aphid) RB1965, Sitobion avenae (English Grain Aphid); Pseudococcidae:
Trionymus americanus (American Grass Mealybug) [found underneath leaf sheaths on grasses & on foliage for other kinds of vegetation, probably polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Elachistidae: Elachista leucofrons [larvae are leaf-miners, Virginia Wild Rye is a preferred host plant; this moth is found in North Carolina, Ohio, & Colorado] Mic2010 Br1948 NHM2010; Noctuidae: Apamea devastator (Glassy Cutworm) NHM2010, Leucania phragmitidicola (Phragmites Wainscot) NHM2010, Leucania pseudargyria (False Wainscot) NHM2010, Nephelodes minians (Bronze Cutworm) NHM2010
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