S. Villareal and K.L. Heong, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Philippines
The predatory bug, Cyrtorhinus lividipennis, is an important predator of brown planthopper eggs. With its highly specialized beak-like mouth parts, it can pierce through the protective layer of planthopper eggs and suck the content. This was captured in an earlier video.
Besides feeding on planthopper eggs, the predatory bug also feeds on planthopper nymphs providing valuable pest regulation services. Because of its soft body, small size and its hunting behavior they are highly sensitive to insecticide sprays, like the parasitoids. Recently we captured this on video and is available on YouTube.
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