Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Phalaris arundinacea
(Reed Canary Grass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Barnes, Clark et al., and Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Blackman & Eastop, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, Spencer & Steyskal, Wilbur, Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Oulema melanopus Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Agromyza albipennis [larvae are leaf-miners; found in Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, & Ohio] SS1986, Cerodontha incisa [larvae are leaf-miners; widespread in the northern half of USA, also in Canada] SS1986

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Metopolophium dirhodum (Rose-Grass Aphid) RB1965, Rhopalomyzus lonicerae [rolls leaves of honeysuckle toward undersides, causing red & yellow spots; migrates during the summer to the leaves of grasses, especially Reed Canary Grass; this aphid has been found in Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, & SE Canada] BE2013 Pp1965, Rhopalosiphum maidis (Corn Leaf Aphid) RB1965, Rhopalosiphum padi (Bird Cherry & Oat Aphid) RB1965, Schizaphis graminum (Greenbug) RB1965; Cicadellidae: Endria inimica (Painted Leafhopper) Wlb1954

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Papaipema cataphracta (Burdock Borer Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Xylomoia chagnoni [larvae bore into stems] NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Enodia anthedon (Northern Pearly Eye) Bar1999 NHM2010, Oeneis chryxus (Chryxus Arctic) [this insect is found north of Illinois] NHM2010 

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Camnula pellucida (Clear-Winged Grasshopper) Wy1994, Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-Legged Grasshopper) Wy1994, Orphulella speciosa (Slantfaced Pasture Grasshopper) Wy1994