Pest of paddy

Rice    None Given

This is the insect of paddy which mainly feeds on panicle particularly at milking stage and can jump like a grasshopper. It is causing huge loss to rice crop. Please help me in identifying this pest. Although it resembles case worm but it's not the case worm.

Insect identified as Pyrilla perpusila, normally it attacks the sugarcane crop but some time it is reported that this insect also attacks paddy crop especially few hybrid varieties were very susceptible to Pyrilla.

Posted by: Rupinder Singh (13 points) Rupinder Singh
Posted: September 14, 2016


I'm not quite clearly seeing the image of the insect in your photo, but based on your description, you may be looking at planthoppers (in the Order Hemiptera). The adults are probably what you see are jumping, and the fuzzy white things could be nymphs, possibly from the family Flatidae.
Could you possibly share more photos?

Posted by: Sheena Sidhu (19 points) Sheena Sidhu
Posted: September 14, 2016

Rupinder Singh commented,
Insect identified is Pyrilla perpusila, normally it attacks the Sugarcane crop but incidence have been in few cases where it also attacks Paddy crop esp. the hybrid varieties are found prone to Pyrilla. Thanks for the feedback and look forward to share good posts in future as well. Best regards Rupinder Singh
almost 4 years ago.

Sheena Sidhu commented,
Thanks for the update! This is interesting info to learn. Good luck with the pest.
almost 4 years ago.

You need to log in if you'd like to add an answer or comment.