Common name: Water bug
These water bugs can be distinguished by their broad shoulder and 1-segmented front tarsus. Their claws are anteapical.
A female water bug can lay 20 to 30 eggs in rice stems above the water surface in her life span of 1 to 2 months.
Microvelia douglasi atrolineata can survive for long periods even without food provided the field is saturated or flooded.
The broad-shouldered adults of water bug Microvelia douglasi atrolineata Bergroth
Nymph of Microvelia douglasi atrolineata
Water bugs feeding on hoppers on the water surface
Barrion AT, Litsinger JA. 1994. Taxonomy of rice insect pests and their arthropod parasites and predators. In: Biology and management of rice insects. Manila (Philippines): International Rice Research Institute. p 13-362.
Reissig WH, Heinrichs EA, Litsinger JA, Moody K, Fiedler L, Mew TW, Barrion AT. 1986. Illustrated guide to integrated pest management in rice in tropical Asia. Manila (Philippines): International Rice Research Institute. p 13-362.
Shepard BM, Barrion AT, Litsinger JA. 1987. Helpful insects, spiders, and pathogens. Manila (Philippines): International Rice Research Institute. 127 p.
|< Prev||Next >|