Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Sorghum spp.
(Sorghum) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Covell, Cranshaw, Blackman & Eastop, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Blissidae: Blissus leucopterus leucopterus (Common Chinch Bug) Crw2004

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Rhopalosiphum maidis (Corn Leaf Aphid) [found on young leaves, this aphid was introduced into North America from Asia] BE2013, Sipha flava (Yellow Sugar Cane Aphid) [found on leaf undersides of various grasses & sedges; widely distributed in the USA, including Illinois] BE2013; Pseudococcidae:
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, Pseudococcus sorghiellus (Trochanter Mealybug) [polyphagous; this insect is widely distributed in eastern USA] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Geometridae: Pleuroprucha insulsaria (Common Tan Wave) [polyphagous; larvae feed on florets] NHM2010; Lymantriidae: Lymantria dispar (Gypsy Moth) [intro. into N. America from abroad, polyphagous] Cv2005; Noctuidae: Helicoverpa zea (Corn Earworm) NHM2010, Leucania multilinea (Many-lined Wainscot) NHM2010, Mythimna unipuncta (True Armyworm) [syn. Pseudaletia unipuncta] NHM2010, Papaipema nebris (Stalk Borer Moth) [polyphagous] NHM2010, Simyra insularis (Henry's Marsh Moth) [polyphagous; syn. Simyra henrici] NHM2010, Spodoptera frugiperda (Fall Armyworm) Cv2005 NHM2010; Nolidae: Nola cereella (Sorghum Nola) [larvae feed on florets & developing seeds] NHM2010; Pyralidae: Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Lesser Cornstalk Borer) NHM2010,
Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer) NHM2010