Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Sorghum bicolor
(Sorghum) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Hottes & Frison, Clark et al., Bouseman et al., Needham et al., Aldrich & Osten-Sacken, Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Spencer & Steyskal, Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chaetocnema denticulata Clk2004, Chaetocnema pulicaria Clk2004, Diabrotica barberi [larvae feed on roots] Clk2004, Myochrous denticollis Clk2004, Oulema melanopus Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Cerodontha dorsalis (Grass Sheath Miner) [larvae are leaf-miners, pupating in sheaths; widespread] Ndm1928 SS1986; Cecidomyiidae: Contarinia sorghicola (Sorghum Midge) [larvae infest seeds] AOS1905 Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)

Aphididae: Rhopalosiphum padi (Bird Cherry & Oat Aphid) [found on leaf undersides of Bird Cherry & Chokecherry, and rolling them;  migrating during the summer to various grasses & irises; this aphid is widely distributed in North America, including Illinois] BE2013, Sipha flava (Yellow Sugar Cane Aphid) [found on leaf blades of various grasses & sedges; widely distribued in the USA, including Illinois] HF1931

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Lerodea eufala (Eufala Skipper) Bou2006; Noctuidae: Helicoverpa zea (Corn Earworm) NHM2010, Hydraecia immanis (Hop Vine Borer Moth) NHM2010, Leucania multilinea (Many-lined Wainscot) NHM2010, Mythimna unipuncta (True Armyworm) [syn. Pseudaletia unipuncta] NHM2010, Simyra insularis (Henry's Marsh Moth) [polyphagous; syn. Simyra henrici] NHM2010, Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall Armyworm) NHM2010; Nolidae: Nola cereella (Sorghum Nola) [larvae feed on florets & developing seeds] NHM2010; Pyralidae: Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer) NHM2010