Maiestas distincta (Motschulsky)


Many of the insects depicted on these pages are outwardly similar and you should not use photographs as the sole means of identification. These pages form part of a scientific key which will assist a trained entomologist to identify the species accurately.

Maiestas distincta  (Motschulsky 1859)

Common Name: none 

Subfamily/Tribe: Deltocephalinae: Deltocephalini 

Distribution: India, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. The species was listed by Day and Fletcher (1994) from Queensland, although this record has not been substantiated. 

Economic Status: Wilson and Claridge (1991) note that its main host is rice, although no damage to rice was reported. 

Notes: R. distincta is similar in coloration to R. vetus Knight but without longitudinal stripes on the head and thorax. It is illustrated by Wilson and Claridge (1991)  

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