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Slender Rice Bug

Leptocorisa sp.


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.


Backyard, spotted on weed's leaf.


Classification: Order Hemiptera, Suborder Heteroptera, Infraorder Pentatomomorpha, Superfamily Coreoidea, Family Alydidae, Subfamily Micrelytrinae, Tribe Leptocorisini, Genus Leptocorisa. Reference:,,

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Laguna, Philippines

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

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