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Nilaparvata lugens (Brown planthopper)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The brown planthopper (BPH), Nilaparvata lugens (Stål) (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) is a planthopper species that feeds on rice plants (Oryza sativa L.). BPH are among the most important pests of rice, and rice is the major staple crop for about half the world's population. They damage rice directly through feeding and also by transmitting two viruses, rice ragged stunt virus and rice grassy stunt virus. Up to 60% yield loss is common in susceptible rice cultivars attacked by BPH.The BPH are distributed in: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma (Myanmaar), Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, North and South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.Their host plant other than rice is Leersia hexandra.
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Prey / Diet

Oryza sativa (rice)[1]
Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Agamermis changshaensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Agamermis unka <Unverified Name>[2]

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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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