Insects Feeding
on this Plant

Poa compressa
(Canada Bluegrass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Gangwere, Campbell et al., Knight, Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Clark et al., Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Vickery & Kevan, Brust et al., Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chaetocnema pulicaria Clk2004, Oulema melanopus (Cereal Leaf Beetle) Clk2004

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Miridae: Capsus ater Kn1941

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Hysteroneura setariae (Rusty Plum Aphid) [found on plum & possibly cherry trees as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to the leaves & inflorescences of various grasses; this aphid is native to North America, including Illinois] BE2013

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Scythrididae: Scythris graminivorella [syn. Asymmetrura graminivorella] Ndm1928 NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Arphia pseudonietana (Red-winged Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Arphia sulphurea (Sulphur-Winged Grasshopper) [both field & lab observations] Ggw1961 Ggw1965, Camnula pellucida (Clear-winged Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Chloealtis conspersa (Sprinkled Grasshopper) [field & lab observations; this grasshopper is found at edges of woods, hilly areas, & thickets] Ggw1961 VK1985, Chorthippus curtipennis (Meadow Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Chortophaga viridifasciata (Green-striped Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Dissosteira carolina (Carolina Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Encoptolophus sordidus (Clouded Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Eritettix simplex (Velvet-Striped Grasshopper) Cmp1974, Melanoplus confusus (Little Pasture Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Melanoplus sanguinipes (Migratory Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Orphulella speciosa (Pasture Grasshopper) [both field & lab observations] Wy1994 Ggw1961, Pardalophora apiculata (Coral-winged Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Pardalophora haldemani (Haldeman's Grasshopper) [this grasshopper is found in grassy areas with heavier soil] BHW2008, Pseudopomala brachyptera (Short-winged Toothpick Grasshopper) [both field & lab observations; this grasshopper is often found in tall grasses near streams or woods] Ggw1961 BHW2008, Spharagemon bolli (Boll's Grasshopper) [feeds on dry leaves, both field & lab observations] Ggw1961, Spharagemon collare (Mottled Sand Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961, Syrbula admirabilis (Admirable Grasshopper) [lab observations] Ggw1961; Tettigoniidae: Atlanticus testaceus (Protean Shieldback) [feeds on flowers, although not preferred as a food source; lab observations] Ggw1967, Conocephalus strictus (Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid) [feeds on fresh & dry spikelets, field observations] Ggw1961, Neoconocephalus ensiger (Sword-bearing Conehead) [lab observations, probably feeds on seeds] Ggw1961