Photo 1. Large numbers of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens, at the base of rice plants at water level.
Photo 2. Hopperburn caused by the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens. This occurs when large numbers of insects suck the sap from plants and cause then to wilt and die.
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI Nilaparvata lugens (brown planthopper) Crop Protection Compendium. (http://www.cabi.org/cpc). and (plus Photos 1,3&4) from Planthopper. Rice Knowledge Bank. IRRI. (http://www.knowledgebank.irri.org/training/fact-sheets/pest-management/insects/item/planthopper). Photo 2 Paul Langlois, Museum Collections: Cicadas, Planthoppers, & Allies, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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