Major Rice Insect Pests in Northeastern U.P - Volume 3, No.1, January, 2014 - IJLBPR
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Major Rice Insect Pests in Northeastern U.P

Bindra Bihari Singh 1 and Rajendra Singh 2
1. Department of Zoology, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur-273009, UP
2. Department of Agricultural Entomology, Janta Mahavidyalaya, Ajitmal (Auraiya), CSJ University, Kanpur, UP
Abstract—The major insect pests of rice crop encountered in northeastern part of the Uttar Pradesh are: (a) Root feeders such as termites, mole cricket, rice root weevil and rice water weevil; (b) Stem borers that include yellow stem borer [Scirpophaga incertulas (Walker)], white stem borer [Scirpophaga innotata (Walker)], striped stem borer [Chilo suppressalis (Walker)], dark headed stem borer [Chilo polychrysus (Meyrick)], pink stem borer [Sesamia inferens (Walker)], (c) Leafhoppers and plant hoppers such as : white rice leafhopper (Cofana spectra Distant), brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens Stal), whitebacked planthopper [Sogatella furcifera (Horvath)]. the green planthopper [Nephotettix nigropictus (Stat.)], Nephotettix virescens (Distant), leafhopper (Pyrilla perpusilla Walker), (d) Defoliators such as swarming caterpillar or armyworm [Spodoptera mauritia (Boisduval)], oriental armyworm [Mythimna separata (Walker)], rice grasshopper [Hieroglyphus banian (Fabr.)], (e) Grain suckers such as rice earhead bug (Leptocorisa acuta Thunberg), and (f) other pests such as rice gall midge [Orseolia oryzae (Wood-Mason)], the rice leaf folders [Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenee), Marasmia patnalis Bradley, Marasmia exigua (Butler)], the grain aphid [Hysteroneura setariae (Thomas)], pentatomid bug [Nezara viridula (Linn.)], rice mealy bug [Brevennia rehi (Lind.)], rice hispa [Dicladispa armigera (Oliver)], rice thrips [Stenchaetothrips biformis (Bagnall)], rice caseworm [Nymphula depunctalis (Guenee)], whorl maggot flies [Hydrellia philippina Ferino], zigzag leafhopper [Recilia (Inazuma) dorsalis (Motschulsky)] and the common cutworm [Spodoptera litura (Fabricius)]. 

Index Terms—rice pest, stem borers, leafhoppers, planthoppers, defoliators, grain suckers, leaf folders, cutworms

Cite: Bindra Bihari Singh and Rajendra Singh, "Major Rice Insect Pests in Northeastern U.P," International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 124-143, January 2014.
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