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)


Classification

Hemiptera
Auchenorrhyncha
Delphacidae
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Nilaparvata
muiri
China, 1925

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Worldwide Distribution

China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan.

Asia

Distribution point data provided by GBIF.

Vector Status

Economic Crops

Rice
Grasses/Cereals

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)

Plant Diseases

Virus

Wilson, M.R. & Claridge, M.F. 1991. Handbook for the identification of leafhoppers and planthoppers of rice


GALLERY



TAGS
Asia Delphacidae Fulgoroidea Grasses/Cereals Nilaparvata Rice Rice grassy stunt virus Tenuivirus
RESOURCES

CITATION
Nilaparvata muiri China, 1925: Wilson M. R. & Turner J. A. 2021. Insect Vectors of Plant Disease. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at http://insectvectors.science/vector/1746. [ Accessed:  04/10/2022 ].
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