Nilaparvata muiri China, 1925
Description & Identification
Macropterous male 3.3-3.6 mm, female 3.4-3.6 mm. Brachypterous male 2.0-2.3 mm, female 2.5-2.8 mm. (Nielson, 1968)A distinctly smaller species than either N. lugens or N. bakeri. The male genitalia (Figs 3.22-3.29) are distinctive; the pygofer with three distinct lobes on the ventral margin (Figs 3.22-3.29), and the twisted aedeagus (Figs 3.28, 3.29). The female genitalia are also diagnostic in the form of the shape of valvifer VIII (Fig. 3.30), which is hooked at the base.(Wilson & Claridge 1991)
China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan.
Little is known of the biology of N. muiri. Mochida and Okada (1979) record Leersia sayanuka as the main host plant in Japan.
(Wilson & Claridge 1991)
Wilson, M.R. & Claridge, M.F. 1991. Handbook for the identification of leafhoppers and planthoppers of rice