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Paddy Bug or Rice Bug

Leptocorisa acuta

Description:

Body length approx 15mm. Feed on grasses such as rice and sugar cane, can be a serious pest. During the dry season, they hibernate in large numbers in sheltered places and swarm when disturbed. Safety in numbers

Habitat:

Sheltering on underside of leaves, open grassland. James Cook University, Cairns campus

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Andrea Lim
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Andrea Lim

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 3, 2009
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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