Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Festuca arundinacea
(Tall Fescue) [Poaceae]
(Scientific synonyms of this grass are Lolium arundinaceum and Schedonorus arundinaceus. Observations are from Clark et al., Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Oulema melanopus (Cereal Leaf Beetle) Clk2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Heterococcus nudus (Naked Grass Mealybug) [found on the crown & underneath leaf sheaths of host plants; this insect is widely distributed in northern USA & California] SN2014, Phenacoccus solani (Solanum Mealybug) [found on lower leaves & roots, polyphagous; this insect has been found in Maryland & Virginia, although it occurs primarily in southern & western USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Papaipema nebris (Stalk Borer Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010