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Rice Slug caterpillar

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1. Slug caterpillar (Parasa lepida) is a sporadic pest on rice. The larvae feed on the leaves leaving only the midrib.
2. It is recorded for the first time from NE region infesting rice crop during rainy season (Shylesha et al., 2006).

3. The other insect pests of minor economic importance include flea beetles (Chaetocnema basalis and Monolepta signata), stemfly, mole and field crickets, black bug, stink bug, blue beetles and black aphids.

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