Pest Photo

Natalie Hummel, Louisiana State University AgCenter,

Rice stink bug

Tibraca limbativentris

Rice stink bug (Tibraca limbativentris) is an insect pest of rice, soybean, tomato, wheat, . It is a native of Central and South America.

Both adult and nymphs feed on plants causing a condition known as whiteheads and deadharts. Introduction into North America may result in serious losses to US and Mexican rice production. Other economically important crops may serve as host plants as well. Hosts:.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.