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Paddy Bug or Rice Bug

Leptocorisa acuta


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


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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