Rice In Sri Lanka - Pests of Rice
Sucks the developing grains causing empty or partially filled grains. Both nymphs and adults damage the grains.Damage estimated to reduce 3-5% rice yield in the country.
Paddy bug can feed and reproduce only on rice. Adults and mature nymphs can feed and survive on alternate weed hosts.
A number of predators and egg parasitoids have been identified.
Gryon nixoni is the most common egg parasitoid found in Sri Lanka.