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Rice seed bug (299) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Rice seed bug, rice bug, rice earhead bug

Scientific Name

Leptocorisa acuta. Note, there is a related species, Leptocorisa oratorius, but research in Indonesia concluded that the loss due to the pest was minimal.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson 
1International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. Infomation from Catindig J (Undated) Rice bug. Rice Knowledge Bank. IRRI; and from Serrano AC, et al. (2014) Featured Creatures: Rice bug. UF/IFAS, University of Florida. ( Photos 1&2. Rhode BF, Crosby TK (2013) Rice Bug (Leptocorisa acuta). PaDIL - (

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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