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Asian rice gall midge


Scientific name : Orseolia oryzae

Local name:

Damage of Asian rice gall midge:

1. Infestation starts from nursery to panicle stage of the crop.

2. After hatching the maggots migrate to the growing meristematic tissue and feed on it, which in turn causes formation of gall called silver


Yellow stem borer (YSB)


Scientific name: Scirpophaga incertulas Walker.

 Local name :

Identification of Damage Yellow stem borer:

1. The larvae bore into the leaf sheaths within 24 h of hatching and later enter the stem mostly the nodal region.

2. Larval feeding causes death of central shoot at vegetative stage, a condition known as dead heart an

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