Insects Feeding
on these Plants:


Tridens spp.
(Purple-Top) [Poaceae]
(observations are from Barnes, Bouseman et al., Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Opler & Krizek, Natural History Museum)

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

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Hyalopteroides humilis (Orchard Grass Aphid) [found on upper sides of grass leaves; Orchard Grass is the preferred host, this aphid is rarely found on other grasses; this European aphid has been observed in Illinois] BE2013

Hymenoptera (Bees, Wasps, & Sawflies)
Eurytomidae: Eurytomocharis triodiae (Purple-Top Borer) [larvae bore through stems] Flt1917

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Hesperiidae: Hesperia leonardus (Leonard's Skipper) NHM2010, Poanes zabulon (Zabulon Skipper) Bar1999 Bou2006 OK1984 NHM2010; Nymphalidae: Cercyonis pegala (Common Wood Nymph) NHM2010