Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Erianthus spp.
(Plume Grass) [Poaceae]
(Species of Plume Grass are sometimes classified in the Saccharum genus. Observations are from Bouseman & Sternburg, Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krizek)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Rhopalosiphum maidis (Corn Leaf Aphid) [found on young leaves, introduced from Asia into North America] BE2013, Sipha flava (Yellow Sugar Cane Aphid) [found on leaf blades of various grasses & sedges; widely distributed within the USA, including Illinois] BE2013, Tetraneura nigriabdominalis [forms stalked elongated galls on elm leaves, migrating during the summer to the roots of various grasses; this aphid was introduced from E Asia into North America, including Illinois] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Nymphalidae: Enodia anthedon (Northern Pearly Eye) BS2001 OK1984