Variations in Leg Characters Among Three Biotypes of the Brown Planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens (Stal), in Korea

한국산 벼멸구 생태형의 계량형태적 분류

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  • R. C. Saxena (The International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology) ;
  • A. A. Barrion ;
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  • Published : 1993.03.01


Morphometric investigations of the leg characters of both sexes of brachypterous Korean N. lugens biotypes were made. Simple and multivariate statistical analyses revealed that the three N. lugens biotypes differed from one another. The amount of variation and segregation between and among the three biotype populations were approximated by the scatter plot diagrams based on the computed discriminant scores. The variables of leg characters provided the most significant segregations of three biotype populations, thus, categorizing the three biotypes as distinct intraspecific populations of N. lugens.