Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Sorghum halepense
(Johnson Grass) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Vaurie, Clark et al., Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Rider, Bouseman et al., Felt, Brust et al., Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chaetocnema denticulata Clk2004, Chaetocnema pulicaria Clk2004, Oulema melanopus Clk2004; Curculionidae: Sphenophorus maidis (Maize Billbug) Vau1983

Diptera (Flies)
Cecidomyiidae: Contarinia sorghicola (Sorghum Midge) [larvae feed on seeds] Flt1917 

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Pentatomidae: Euschistus servus Rid2009, Euschistus tristigma tristigma Rid2009, Oebalus pugnax pugnax Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Pseudococcidae: Chorizococcus rostellum (Bermuda Grass Mealybug) [feeds mostly on roots; this insect is found in SE USA as far north as Maryland & Tennessee] SN2014, Heterococcus nudus (Naked Grass Mealybug) [found on the crown & underneath leaf sheaths of host plants; this insect is widely distributed in northern USA & California] SN2014, Paradoxococcus mcdanieli (Johnson Grass Mealybug) [found on roots; this insect occurs in eastern USA as far north as New Jersey & Mississippi] SN2014, Pseudococcus sorghiellus (Trochanter Mealybug) [polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in eastern USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Lerodea eufala (Eufala Skipper) Bou2006; Noctuidae: Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall Armyworm) NHM2010; Pyralidae: Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Lesser Cornstalk Borer) NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Chortophaga viridifasciata (Northern Green-Striped Grasshopper) [feeds on young shoots; this grasshopper is usually found in moist grassy areas, especially along streams] Wy1994 BHW2008