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Slender Rice Bug

Leptocorisa sp.

Description:

Leptocorisa (Latreille, 1829) of family Alydidae. Adult rice bugs are slender and light brown. Both the adults and nymphs feed on grains at the milking stage. They are a serious pest of rice and can reduce yield by as much as 30%. The main symptom associated with damage is the presence of unfilled grains. Rice bug adults and nymphs have piercing-sucking mouthparts and feed by sucking fluid from florets and soft grains.

Habitat:

Backyard, spotted on weed's leaf.

Notes:

Classification: Order Hemiptera, Suborder Heteroptera, Infraorder Pentatomomorpha, Superfamily Coreoidea, Family Alydidae, Subfamily Micrelytrinae, Tribe Leptocorisini, Genus Leptocorisa. Reference: http://www.invasive.org/browse/subinfo.c..., http://www.plantwise.org/?dsid=30366&..., http://coreoidea.speciesfile.org/Common/....

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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 4, 2012
Submitted on Dec 5, 2012

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