Classification of the Three Korean Biotypes of the Brown Planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens(Stal), By Morphological Variation

한국산 벼멸구 생태형의 형태적 분류

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  • R. C. Saxena (The International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi 30772, Kenya) ;
  • A. A. Barrion (University of the Philippines at os Banos, Philippines) ;
  • Published : 1993.09.01


Morphological investigations of the abdominal lateral lobes in females and the unguitractor p plates in the tarsi of legs in male and female N. lugens among the three Korean N. lugeηs bio-types revealed that the three biotypes varied from one another. The presence of a distinct ‘cut’ on the lateral lobes in brachypterous females distinguished Biotype 2 from Biotypes 1 and 3. The highest frequency of inserted unguitractor plates in fore-and mid-tarsal segments was exhibited by Biotype 2 in both sexes of each morphs.