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PESTS OF RICE (BORERS AND FOLIAGE FEEDERS) :: Minor Pests :: Short Horned Grasshopper

12. Short horned grasshopper: Oxya nitidula (Acrididae: Orthoptera)
Damage symptoms: Nymphs and adults feed on leaves leaving the stalks and midribs. Irregular feeding on seedlings and cutting of stem at panicle stage are the symptoms of damage.

Grasshopper is green, smaller with brown band on sides. Eggs are laid in soil which hatch out in June - July and mature in August - September.

Expose the eggs during summer ploughing so that they are picked up by birds.