Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Holcus lanatus
(Velvet Grass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Wagner, Blackman & Eastop, ScaleNet)

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Atheroides serrulatus [found on leaves of various grasses; this aphid has been introduced from Europe into North America, including Quebec] BE2013, Hyalopteroides humilis (Orchard Grass Aphid) [found on upper sides of leaves; Orchard Grass is the preferred host, this aphid is rarely found on other grasses; introduced from Europe into North America, including Illinois] BE2013, Sipha flava (Yellow Sugar Cane Aphid) [found on leaf blades of various grasses & sedges; widely distributed in the USA, including Illinois] BE2013, Tetraneura ulmi (Elm & Grass Root Aphid) [forms stalked sack-shaped galls on upper surfaces of elm leaves, migrating during the summer to the roots of various grasses; this Eurasian aphid has been found in NE USA, north-central USA, & Canada] BE2013; 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: Thymelicus lineola (European Skipper) Wg2005