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03
Aug

Rice Slug caterpillar

1. Slug caterpillar (Parasa lepida) is a sporadic pest on rice. The larvae feed on the leaves leaving only the midrib. 2. It is recorded for the first time from NE region infesting rice crop during rainy season (Shylesha et al., 2006). 3. The other insect pests of minor economic importance include flea beetles (Chaetocnema basalis and Monolepta signata), stemfly, mole and field crickets, black bug, stink bug, blue beetles and black aphids.
03
Aug

Rice skipper

1. Caterpillars of skipper (Pelopidas mathias) are yellowish greenwith four white dorsal stripes. 2. It has a large head and tapering body The caterpillars defoliate the plant. 3. The adult is a fast moving skipper.

03
Aug

Rice horned caterpillar

1. Homed caterpillar (Melanitis leda ismene) IS a minor pest of rice. 2. Female adult is dark brown butterfly, which lays white eggs on rice leaves. 3. Caterpillars are green in colour. It feed’s on the leaves at night and remains stationary during daytim. 4. Pupation takes place on leaf. The insect generally infests the crop during vegetative phase mainly on lowland rice.

03
Aug

Root aphids

1. Root aphids (Rhopalosiphum rufiabdommalls and tetraneura nigriabdominalis) are recorded for the first time in India, causing severe damage to the rice crop under upland conditions in the entire region (Sbylesha et a/. , 2006). 2. Two species of root aphids VIZ., black root aphids (Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominalis) and brown root aphid (Tetraneura nigriabdominalis) infest the roots of upland rice.
03
Aug

Gundhi bug

1. Gundhibug (Leptocorisa oratorious) is the most serious pests of rice under upland and lowland conditions. 2. Both nymphs and adults suck the sap from the developing grains, which results chaffy grains. 3. Nymphs are more destructive than adults. These bugs cause Yield losses up to 20-40%.
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