Photo 1. Planthopper attack on rice, causing 'hopperburn', a wilt, drying out and eventual death of plants in patches where populations of planthoppers are high.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI Sogatella furcifera (white-backed planthopper) (2018) Crop Protection Compendium. (http://www.cabi.org/cpc); and (plus Photo 4) from Planthopper. Rice Knowledge Bank. IRRI. (http://www.knowledgebank.irri.org/training/fact-sheets/pest-management/insects/item/planthopper). Photo 1&2 Paul Langlois, Museum Collections: Cicadas, Planthoppers, & Allies, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org. Photo 3 Part of the image collection of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ricephotos/6233360329/in/photolist-66ExZW-8nPXie-66EDHS-66Ernj-66A8WM-66AfNR-xwT68F-xfpboh-xgtnnE-vuR2so-uynhx5-auPARP).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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