The Stylet Sheath as an Indicator of Feeding Activity of the Rice Stink Bug
Author: Bowling, C. C.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 72, Number 2, April 1979 , pp. 259-260(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Tan, volcano-shaped, stylet sheaths of Oebalus pugnax (F.) were found on developing grains and branches of the rice panicle. The sheaths were weakly attached to the surface of the plant tissues. Stylet sheaths were used to study the feeding activities of the rice stink bug. All immature stages, except Stage 1, fed on and damaged grains similar to adults. Adult rice stink bugs produced more stylet sheaths at 25° than at 30° and 35°C. Male rice stink bugs produced ca. half as many stylet sheaths as females.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1979-04-01
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