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01
Nov

Rice Hispa

Rice Hispa

Symptoms of damage:

1. The adult beetles feed on the epidermal tissue of the leaves and the grubs mine the leaf tissue and pupate there.

2. The beetles scrape the chlorophyll between the veins of the lamina resulting in whitish parallel streaks. Later, owing to indiscriminate feeding even on leaf veins, white blotches appear on leaves.

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01
Nov

Brown & Green Hopper

Brown & Green Hopper

Symptoms of damage:

1. The leafhoppers attack all the stages of the plant. Both adults and nymphs cause direct damage by sucking plant sap leading to stunted growth and reduced tillering.

2. At high population levels their feeding results in the drying of the plants and the infested paddy fields appear blighted. Infestation at

01
Nov

Gallmidge Fly (Sarha insects)

Gallmidge Fly (Sarha insects)

Symptoms of Damage:

1. The chief stage of Gall midge which causes damage is the maggot. The maggot feeds on the growing tip and suppresses the leaf primordial differentiation.

2. This in turn induces the development of radial ridges from the innermost leaf primordium followed by an elongation of the leaf sheath.

01
Nov

Rice Gundhi Bug

Rice Gundhi Bug

Symptoms of damage:

1. The adults and nymphs suck the juice from the developing grains in the early stage of grain formation.

2. Young succulent leaves and shoots are also attacked before the grain formation stage. Infestation is characterised by the presence of some empty or ill-formed grains in the panicles.

3. A hole is

01
Nov

Juice sucking insects

Juice sucking insects

Symptoms of damage:

1. Both the nymphs and adults suck the sap from leaves. As a result of pest attack, initially yellowish streaks appear on the leaves.

2. Later, the leaves curl longitudinally from the margins inwards leading to sharply pointed leaf tips resembling that of needles, which finally wither.

3. In severely in

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