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PESTS OF RICE :: Minor Pests :: Rice Striped Bug

9. Rice striped bug:  Tetroda histeroides (Pentatomidae: Hemiptera)

The nymphs and adults suck the sap from the stem and cause stunting and yellowing of tillers. Adult is brown with a prominent “V” shaped mark on its back.  It lays cylindrical eggs in rows on the under surface of the leaves.  The egg period 5-7 days, nymphal period 40-50 days, life cycle completed in 49-62 days.  The adult longevity is about 2 weeks.