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Ricanid plant hopper adult
Spot clothing wax cicada, citrus flatid plant hopper, ricanid plant hopper which are foreign pest surely cause problems the present year as well. This is considered to associate with the climate change. Ricanid plant hopper was first found around forest and orchard in Gongjoo, Chongnam in 2010. From that time, it made farmers suffer. There were several apple orchards closed due to ricanid plant hopper. Some of the farmer started to farm different crops. According to thesis, it damages 138 types of plant. However, the study found that it harms to every kind of plants. Not only it damages to fruit trees, and trees (except, needleleaf tree), but also vegetable, harbaceous plant, and taxaceae. Even though the government is trying to manage about this matter, the density of ricanid plant hopper does not decrease. Therefore, this is important to prevent from early May while observing plants carefully.


Ricaniid plant hoppersh
hemiptera, the family of Ricaniidae

О Scientific name : Pochazia shantungensis Chou & Lu
О English name: Ricanid plant hopper
О Size : the body length of Ricanid plant hopper adult is 8.2~8.7mm, and nymph is 4.5mm
О Host : Apple, chestnut tree, grape, blueberry, persimmon tree, fruit tree, Japanese angelica tree, snowbell, platycarya, harlequin glory-bower, and most of trees. 
О Distribution : Korea, China and more.
 
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Ricanid plant hopper which just allegorized adult
 
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late-instar ricanid plant hopper nymph
+unlike other ricanid plant hopper, the black spots were observed on its back
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Third-instar ricanid plant nymph 
The Ricanid plant hopper adult is dark brown and the body length is 8.2~8.7 mm.  The nymph's body length is around 4.5 mm and the nymph forms white or yellow waxy substance centrically from anus.
 
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First-instar ricanid plant hopper nymph
†  Around early May to middle of May,  it hatchs out from wintering egg and start to damage from behind a leaf in a group.
A branch drys up and die, if ricanid plant hopper adult spawns on it. The adult and nymph suck juice of leaves and young branch and it can cause sooty mold. 
 
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Damaged by ricanid plant hopper (persimmon)
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ricanid plant hopper is spawning. 
It appears once a year and it spawns inside of a branch. It stay coldest season as eggs. The nymph appears from middle of May to middle of August. The adult appears from middle of July to middle of November. It generally spawns in 2 rows on 1 year old branch. After spawning, it covers the branch mixed with sawdust and white cotton. 
 
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ricanid plant hopper's wintering eggs 
† it generally spawns on one year old branch and it even spawns on deep part so it dies eventually..

 
Translated by Sunyoung Cho

Other articles by Teokgi ParkInterviewed on : 2016.08.01 02:05

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