Insects Feeding
on this Plant

Setaria glauca
(Yellow Foxtail) [Poaceae]
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Setaria lutescens. Observations are from Thomas, Clark et al., Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Hottes & Frison, Needham et al., Felt, Blackman & Eastop, Gangwere, Spencer& Steyskal)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Chaetocnema denticulata Clk2004, Chaetocnema pulicaria Clk2004, Diabrotica barberi [larvae feed on roots, adults feed on foliage] Clk2004

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Cerodontha angulata [larvae are leaf-miners] Ndm1928, Cerodontha incisa [larvae are leaf-miners; widespread in the northern half of USA, also in Canada] SS1986, Cerodontha muscina [larvae are leaf-miners; widespread] SS1986; Cecidomyiidae: Contarinia sorghicola (Sorghum Midge) [larvae feed on seeds] Flt1917

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Geoica squamosa HF1931, Hysteroneura setariae (Rusty Plum Aphid) [found on plum & possibly cherry trees as primary hosts, migrating during the summer to the leaves & inflorescences of various grasses; this aphid is distributed in North America, including Illinois] Th1877 BE2013 

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)
Acrididae: Melanoplus confusus (Little Pasture Grasshopper) [feeds on leaves, field observations] Ggw1961, Orphulella speciosa (Pasture Grasshopper) Wy1994; Tettigoniidae: Conocephalus brevipennis (Short-winged Meadow Katydid) [feeds on spikelets, field observations] Ggw1961, Conocephalus strictus (Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid) [feeds on spikelets, a preferred host plant, field observations] Ggw1961, Neoconocephalus ensiger (Sword-bearing Conehead) [feeds on seeds, both field & lab observations] Ggw1961