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PESTS OF RICE :: Minor Pests :: Blue Rice Leafhopper

11. Blue rice leafhopper: Empoascanara maculifrons (Cicadellidae: Hemiptera)

Nymphs and adults suck the sap of the leaves and cause “hopper burn” in the seedlings in the form of whitish waxy lines on the leaf blades in the initial stage of attack and subsequent drying. Small blue leafhoppers with yellowish vertex having a black patch in the middle of pronotum.