Biology and Lifetable of Whitebacked Planthopper Sogatella furcifera (Horvath) on Rice


  • C. R. Satpathi Department of Agricultural Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia 741252, West Bengal



Sogatella furcifera, bionomics, population dynamics, temperature, humidity, seasonal incidence, peak, winter, macropterous, brachypterous, fecundity, longevity


Whitebacked planthopper Sogatella furcifera (Horvath) is an important insect pest causing economic damage to rice. Studies on its biology in West Bengal revealed that the fecundity was 197± 13.37 eggs/female. The incubation period was 7.6± 0.69 days in October, with nymphal duration being 16.2± 0.85 days; and longevity of male macropterous ones was 9.5± 2.06, while for brachypterous it was 7.3± 1.33 days; and female brachypterous lived for 13.50± 1.08 days. The net fecundity rate, intrinsic rate of increase, gross reproductive rate, generation time, doubling time, finite rate of increase and net reproductive rate were 31.30, 0.122, 108.60, 29.29, 5.68 days, 1.129 and 64.91, respectively. The seasonal abundance when studied on rice in rainy season revealed that slight incidence occurred at 60 days, and its peak was at 32.00 and 34.20/hill at 120 DAT during second week of November. Then it disappeared from the third week of November with the onset of winter during 2019 and 2020.


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Satpathi, C. R. (2023). Biology and Lifetable of Whitebacked Planthopper <i>Sogatella furcifera</i> (Horvath) on Rice. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(4), 1001–1005.



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