Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Festuca rubra
(Red Fescue) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Clark et al., Bouseman et al., Cranshaw, Opler & Krizek, Wilbur, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Oulema melanopus Clk2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Cicadellidae: Endria inimica (Painted Leafhopper) Wlb1954; Coccidae: Lecanopsis formicarum (Turfgrass Scale) [feeds on roots of grasses, introduced into North America from Europe] Crw2004; Pseudococcidae:
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

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Hesperia comma (Common Branded Skipper) [this insect is found north of Illinois] NHM2010, Hesperia sassacus (Indian Skipper) Bou2006 OK1984; Pyralidae: Chrysoteuchia topiaria (Topiary Grass-veneer Moth) NHM2010, Pediasia trisecta (Sod Webworm) NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Camnula pellucida (Clear-Winged Grasshopper) Wy1994