Couplet 23

10/22/2010 3:52:06 AM

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23a.
Brown, shield-shaped bug feeding in group near base of leaf blade.

Insect may be:

23b.
Black, orange, or tan colored bug.


BLACK RICE
STINK BUG










Photo by: Johnny Saichuk


Photo by: Johnny Saichuk


BLACK RICE STINK BUG
Both nymphs and adults cause damage by feeding with their piercing mouthparts. Feeding on the leaf sheath can cause dead or dying leaves, usually lower leaves, in otherwise healthy rice. The damaged leaves will often have a yellow, orange or red coloration. Adults are related to the more traditional stink bugs as evidence by their odor when disturbed. These bugs are sometimes called turtle bugs. Neither the term black rice bug nor turtle bug is the correct common name for this insect.

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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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