Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Poa annua
(Annual Bluegrass) [Poaceae]
(observations are from Cranshaw, Blackman & Eastop, Majka et al., Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)

Curculionidae: Listronotus maculicollis [this insect is widely distributed] MAM2007; Scarabaeidae: Ataenius spretulus (Black Fairway Beetle) [larvae feed on roots] Crw2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Metopolophium dirhodum (Rose-Grass Aphid) [found on roses as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to the leaves of various grasses; this aphid has also been found on some sedges & rushes] BE2013, Rhopalosiphum padi (Birch Cherry & Oat Aphid) [found on leaf undersides of Bird Cherry & Chokecherry, causing them to roll; migrating to various grasses & iris during the summer; this aphid is widely distributed in North America, including Illinois] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Apamea devastator (Glassy Cutworm) NHM2010, Mythimna unipuncta (True Armyworm) [syn. Pseudaletia unipuncta] NHM2010, Papaipema nebris (Stalk Borer Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall Armyworm) NHM2010