Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Hordeum jubatum
(Foxtail Barley) [Poaceae]
(Also called 'Squirreltail Grass.' Observations are from Campbell et al., Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Needham et al., Brust et al., Robinson & Bradley, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum)

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Cerodontha dorsalis (Grass Sheath Miner) [larvae are leaf-miners, pupating in sheaths; widespread] SS1986, Cerodontha superciliosa [larvae are leaf-miners; widespread in the northern half of USA] Ndm1928 SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Anoecia graminis [found on roots] RB1965, Rhopalosiphum maidis (Corn Leaf Aphid) RB1965, Rhopalosiphum padi (Bird Cherry & Oat Aphid) RB1965, Schizaphis graminum (Greenbug) RB1965, Sipha elegans RB1965

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Apamea devastator (Glassy Cutworm) NHM2010, Dargida diffusa (Wheathead Armyworm) NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Chortophaga viridifasciata (Northern Green-Striped Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is usually found in moist grassy areas, especially along streams] Wy1994 BHW2008, Orphulella speciosa (Pasture Grasshopper) [minor host plant] Cmp1974, Phoetaliotes nebrascensis (Large-Headed Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in various grassland habitats] Wy1994 BHW2008, Pseudopomala brachyptera (Short-winged Toothpick Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is often found in tall grasses near streams or woodlands] BHW2008