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Biological Control of Rice Gundhi Bug

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Biological Control of Rice Gundhi Bug

  • A number of natural enemies including parasites and predators are known to attack the rice bug at various stages.
  • Small scelionid wasps Gryon nixoni (Masner) parasitize the eggs of Leptocorisa spp.
  • Several species of parasitic wasps attack stink bugs.
  • The meadow grasshopper Conocephalus longipennis (Haan) preys on rice bug eggs; several species of spiders, e.g., Neoscona theisi, (Walckenaer), Argiope catenulate, (Doleschall), and Tetragnatha javana, (Thorell) prey on nymphs and adults.
  • Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin, a fungus, attacks both nymphs and adults.
  • The assassin bug Nabis stenoferus Hsiao is a common natural enemy of stink bug.
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Insect Pests of Rice by M. D. Pathak and Z. R. Khan
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