Insects Feeding
on this Plant:


Setaria viridis
(Green Foxtail) [Poaceae]
(Observations are from Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta., Clark et al., Rider, Hottes & Frison, Needham et al., Blackman & Eastop, Robinson & Bradley, Natural History Museum, ScaleNet)

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

Diptera (Flies)
Agromyzidae: Cerodontha dorsalis (Grass Sheath Miner) Ndm1928

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

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: 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] HF1931, Rhopalosiphum maidis (Corn Leaf Aphid) RB1965, Rhopalosiphum padi (Bird Cherry & Oat Aphid) RB1965, Schizaphis graminum (Greenbug) RB1965, Sipha elegans RB1965, Sitobion avenae (English Grain Aphid) RB1965; 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, Trionymus clandestinus [feeds on plant crowns & roots; this mealybug is found in NE USA; syn. Trionymus cladestinus] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Noctuidae: Dargida diffusa (Wheathead Armyworm) NHM2010, Resapamea stipata (Four-lined Borer Moth) NHM2010

Orthoptera (Grasshoppers)

Acrididae: Phoetaliotes nebrascensis (Large-Headed Grasshopper) Wy1994