Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Paspalum spp.
(Bead Grass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Clark et al., Blackman & Eastop, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Chrysomelidae: Chaetocnema denticulata Clk2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Sipha flava (Yellow Sugar Cane Aphid) [found on leaf blades of various grasses & sedges; widely distributed in the USA, including Illinois] BE2013;
Pseudococcidae: Chorizococcus rostellum (Bermuda Grass Mealybug) [feeds mostly on roots; this insect is found in SE USA as far north as Maryland & Tennessee] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Crambidae: Diatraea evanescens (Evanescent Snout Moth) [this insect is found mostly south of Illinois] NHM2010; Hesperiidae: Polites mystic (Long Dash) NHM2010, Wallengrenia otho (Southern Broken Dash) NHM2010; Noctuidae: Mocis texana (Texas Mocis) NHM2010, Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall Armyworm) NHM2010, Redectis vitrea (White-spotted Redectis) NHM2010; Pyralidae: Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Lesser Cornstalk Borer) [larvae bore through stems] NHM2010