Pest Photo

Paul Langlois, Museum Collections: Cicadas, Planthoppers, & Allies, USDA APHIS ITP,

Small brown planthopper

Laodelphax striatellus

Small brown planthopper (Laodelphax striatellus) is an insect pest of small grains.

This pest feeds on grains such as oats, barley, rice, and wheat. This planthopper is a vector of the virus that causes rice stripe disease.

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