Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Scirpus spp.
(Bulrush) [Cyperaceae]
(Observations are from Hoffman, Marshall, Knight, Clark et al., Microleps website, Barnes, Covell, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Harms & Grodowitz, Miller, Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, O'Brien & Anderson, Braun, Majka et al., Panzer et al., ScaleNet. Some observations probably refer to Bulboschoenus spp. & Schoenoplectus spp.)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Donacia biimpressa Clk2004, Donacia cuprea Clk2004, Donacia fulgens [feeds on roots and/or leaves] HG2009, Donacia porosicollis Clk2004, Donacia subtilis [feeds on roots and/or leaves, found in E. USA & SE Canada] HG2009, Plateumaris aurifera Clk2004, Plateumaris dubia Clk2004, Plateumaris fulvipes Clk2004, Plateumaris germari Clk2004, Plateumaris metallica Clk2004, Plateumaris nitida Clk2004, Plateumaris pusilla Clk2004, Plateumaris robusta Clk2004, Poecilocera harrisii HG2009, Stenispa metallica [feeds on leaves] HG2009; Curculionidae: Notiodes limatulus OA1996, Sphenophorus aequalis aequalis (Clay-colored Billbug) [this insect is widely distributed; host plants of this insect include Bulboschoenus & Schoenoplectus spp.] MAM2007, Sphenophorus venatus venatus (Hunting Billbug) [this insect is found in SE Canada, NE USA, & Minnesota] MAM2007

Diptera (Flies)
Scathophagidae: Cordilura varipes [possible host plants, larvae bore through stems] Msh2006

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Lygaeidae: Cymus angustatus [feeds on seeds, preferred host plants] Hof1996; Miridae: Teratocoris discolor Kn1941

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Carolinaia caricis Pp1965, Rhopalosiphum cerasifoliae [found on leaves & young shoots of cherry trees, migrating during the summer to various bulrushes & spike-rushes; this aphid is widespread in North America, including Illinois] BE2013, Saltusaphis elongata [syn. Strenaphis elongata] Pp1965, Schizaphis nigra [syn. Toxoptera viridirubra] Pp1965, Schizaphis scirpicola [found in North Carolina, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, & Manitoba] BE2013 RB1965, Subsaltusaphis virginica Pp1965; Pseudococcidae: Dysmicoccus junceus (Juncus Mealybug) [feeds on roots; this insect is widely distributed in NE & north-central USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Elachistidae: Elachista inaudita [larvae are leaf-miners; this moth was found at Sparrow Lake, Ontario] Ndm1928 Br1948, Elachista madarella [larvae mine overwintering leaves; this moth is found in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, & Ontario] Mic2010 Br1948; Hesperiidae: Euphyes dion (Dion Skipper) [possible host plants] Bar1999; Noctuidae: Archanara oblonga (Oblong Sedge Borer) [young larvae are leaf-miners, later larvae are stem-borers below the waterline; found in E. USA, Canada, & California; syn. Capsula oblonga] Cv2005 HG2009, Archanara subflava (Yellow Sedge Borer) [syn. Capsula subflava, larvae bore through stems; found in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Maine, & Ontario] Cv2005 HG2009, Leucania scirpicola (Scirpus Wainscot) Cv2005, Meropleon diversicolor (Multicolored Sedge-Miner Moth) [found in NE USA, north-central USA, & SE Canada] HG2009; Tortricidae: Bactra maiorina Mlr1987, Bactra verutana (Javelin Moth) Mlr1987

Thysanoptera (Thrips)
Phlaeothripidae: Haplothrips halophilus [this insect feeds on pollen] Pnz2006