Couplet 11

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11a.
Caterpillar (long, narrow body).

11b.
Beetle grub (short, stout body); near base of plant; tan stout grub with red-orange head capsule.

Insect may be:








BILL BUG





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RICE LEVEE BILL BUG
may occasionally attack rice in Louisiana.

The number of this insect in rice fields are usually below levels justifying treatment, but they may increase rapidly under favorable conditions and yield losses can occur.

Contact your parish LSU AgCenter extension agent for specific treatment reccommendations.


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For more information, please see the Rice section of the Insect Pest Management Guide on the LSU AgCenter's Management Guides webpage.

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