Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Muhlenbergia spp.
(Muhly, Satin Grass) [Poaceae]
(observations are from DeLong, Microleps website, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Braun, Natural History Museum)

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Astictoneura agrostis [syn. Neolasioptera agrostis, larvae form fusiform galls on stems] Flt1917; Chloropidae: Homaluroides ingratus [larvae form fusiform galls on stems] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Anoecia cornicola [found on dogwood shrubs as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to feed on the roots of grasses] 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, Prociphilus erigeronensis [found on the roots of many herbaceous plants in the Asteraceae, Fabaceae, & Poaceae; widely distributed in the USA, also occurring in Ontario] BE2013, Schizaphis muhlenbergia [found in Indiana & Ohio] BE2013; Cicadellidae: Flexamia imputans [found in sheltered situations] Dlg1948, Plesiommata tripunctata [found in open wooded areas] Dlg1948

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Eurytomidae: Eurytomocharis muhlenbergiae (Muhlenbergia Jointworm) [larvae deform stems] Felt1917

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Elachistidae: Elachista brachyelytrifoliella [larvae are leaf-miners, these grasses are preferred host plants; found in NE USA & Arkansas; syn. Dicranoctetes brachyelytrifoliella] Mic2010 Br1948 NHM2010; 
Noctuidae: Anicla infecta (Green Cutworm) NHM2010, Trichordestra legitima (Striped Garden Caterpillar) [polyphagous] NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Enodia anthedon (Northern Pearly Eye) NHM2010