Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Zizania aquatica
(Wild Rice) [Poaceae]
(observations are from Bouseman et al., Covell, Blackman & Eastop, Harms & Grodowitz, Opler & Krizek, Robinson & Bradley, O'Brien & Anderson, Natural History Museum)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Curculionidae: Lissorhoptrus buchanani OA1996

Diptera (Flies)
Ephydridae: Hydrellia griseola (Lesser Rice Leafminer) [found in wetland habitats] HG2009, Hydrellia ischiaca [found in Ohio & Iowa] HG2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Rhopalosiphum nigrum [found in Ontario & Manitoba; syn. Rhopalosiphum niger] BE2013 RB1965

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)

Hesperiidae: Poanes viator (Broad-winged Skipper) [populations along the US east coast feed on this grass] Bou2006 OK1984 NHM2010; Noctuidae: Apamea apamiformis (Wild Rice Worm) [feeds on seeds; found in NE USA, north-central USA, & Canada] HG2009 NHM2010, Apamea sordens finitima (Bordered Apamea) [found north of IL] Cv2005 NHM2010, Dargida diffusa (Wheathead Armyworm) NHM2010