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Which insect pest attacks rice plants from seedling stage to maturity and is difficult to control with insecticides?

Rice stemborer

Which insect pest infests the lower parts of rice plants and causes direct damage known as 'hopper burn'?

Brown planthoppers

Which insect pest feeds on the leaves and upper parts of rice plants and is a vector of virus organisms causing tungro and yellow dwarf diseases?

Green leafhoppers

What is the local name for the rice pest that lays eggs on the lower surface of leaves and feeds on the upper portion of the leaf?

Kutalo

Which rice pest is attracted to newly transplanted rice with standing water and causes damage to developing leaves?

Rice whorl maggot

Which rice pest causes severe damage before detection and infests rice plants from seedling stage to maturity?

Common armyworm

What is the local name for the rice pest that attacks rice plants from seedling to flowering stages and has increased in importance in heavily fertilized areas?

Ngilaw ti pagay

Which insect pest infests rice plants at the seedling stage and is a polyphagus insect?

Cutworm

Which insect pest feeds on the leaves and upper parts of rice plants and causes severe damage before detection, and is also a vector of virus organisms causing tungro and yellow dwarf diseases?

Green leafhoppers

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Major Insect Pests of Rice

  • Rice whorl maggot is attracted to newly transplanted rice with standing water and causes damage to developing leaves.
  • Rice caseworm lays eggs on the lower surface of leaves and feeds on the upper portion of the leaf.
  • Common armyworm infestation occurs sporadically and causes severe damage before detection.
  • Cutworm is a polyphagus insect that attacks rice plants at the seedling stage.
  • Rice stemborers are the most serious pest of rice, infest rice plants from seedling stage to maturity, and are difficult to control with insecticides.
  • Rice leaffolder attacks rice plants from seedling to flowering stages and has increased in importance in heavily fertilized areas.
  • Green leafhoppers feed on the leaves and upper parts of rice plants and are vectors of virus organisms causing tungro and yellow dwarf diseases.
  • Brown planthoppers infest the lower parts of rice plants and cause direct damage known as "hopper burn."
  • Rice bugs are a major problem in continuous rice cultivation and remain active during early morning and weak sunlight.
  • Rice whorl maggot local names include ngilaw ti pagay, ngilaw ti taltalon (Iloc.), and langaw-bukid (Tag.).
  • Rice caseworm local name is kutalo (Iloc.).
  • Common armyworm local name is arabas (Iloc.).

Major Insect Pests of Rice

  • Rice whorl maggot is attracted to newly transplanted rice with standing water and causes damage to developing leaves.
  • Rice caseworm lays eggs on the lower surface of leaves and feeds on the upper portion of the leaf.
  • Common armyworm infestation occurs sporadically and causes severe damage before detection.
  • Cutworm is a polyphagus insect that attacks rice plants at the seedling stage.
  • Rice stemborers are the most serious pest of rice, infest rice plants from seedling stage to maturity, and are difficult to control with insecticides.
  • Rice leaffolder attacks rice plants from seedling to flowering stages and has increased in importance in heavily fertilized areas.
  • Green leafhoppers feed on the leaves and upper parts of rice plants and are vectors of virus organisms causing tungro and yellow dwarf diseases.
  • Brown planthoppers infest the lower parts of rice plants and cause direct damage known as "hopper burn."
  • Rice bugs are a major problem in continuous rice cultivation and remain active during early morning and weak sunlight.
  • Rice whorl maggot local names include ngilaw ti pagay, ngilaw ti taltalon (Iloc.), and langaw-bukid (Tag.).
  • Rice caseworm local name is kutalo (Iloc.).
  • Common armyworm local name is arabas (Iloc.).

Major Insect Pests of Rice

  • Rice whorl maggot is attracted to newly transplanted rice with standing water and causes damage to developing leaves.
  • Rice caseworm lays eggs on the lower surface of leaves and feeds on the upper portion of the leaf.
  • Common armyworm infestation occurs sporadically and causes severe damage before detection.
  • Cutworm is a polyphagus insect that attacks rice plants at the seedling stage.
  • Rice stemborers are the most serious pest of rice, infest rice plants from seedling stage to maturity, and are difficult to control with insecticides.
  • Rice leaffolder attacks rice plants from seedling to flowering stages and has increased in importance in heavily fertilized areas.
  • Green leafhoppers feed on the leaves and upper parts of rice plants and are vectors of virus organisms causing tungro and yellow dwarf diseases.
  • Brown planthoppers infest the lower parts of rice plants and cause direct damage known as "hopper burn."
  • Rice bugs are a major problem in continuous rice cultivation and remain active during early morning and weak sunlight.
  • Rice whorl maggot local names include ngilaw ti pagay, ngilaw ti taltalon (Iloc.), and langaw-bukid (Tag.).
  • Rice caseworm local name is kutalo (Iloc.).
  • Common armyworm local name is arabas (Iloc.).

Test your knowledge on the major insect pests that can cause damage to rice crops with this quiz. Learn about the characteristics, habits, and local names of pests such as rice stemborers, green leafhoppers, and brown planthoppers. Improve your understanding of the damage they cause and effective control measures to protect your rice fields. Take this quiz to become an expert on insect pests that threaten rice production.

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