Hieroglyphus banian (rice grasshopper)
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IdentityTop of page
Preferred Scientific Name
- Hieroglyphus banian (Fabricius)
Preferred Common Name
- rice grasshopper
Other Scientific Names
- Gryllus banian
- Hieroglyphus furcifer
International Common Names
- English: grasshopper, rice
Local Common Names
- Germany: Heuschrecke, Indische Reis-
- India: Jhitika; Jitti; Midtha; Nak-thod; Phadka; Pulpondu; Tid; Vittil
- HIEGBA (Hieroglyphus banian)
Taxonomic TreeTop of page
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Metazoa
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Subphylum: Uniramia
- Class: Insecta
- Order: Orthoptera
- Family: Acrididae
- Genus: Hieroglyphus
- Species: Hieroglyphus banian
Distribution TableTop of page
The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Growth StagesTop of page Vegetative growing stage
List of Symptoms/SignsTop of page
|Fruit / discoloration|
|Fruit / external feeding|
|Fruit / lesions: black or brown|
|Inflorescence / external feeding|
|Inflorescence / lesions on glumes|
|Inflorescence / twisting and distortion|
|Inflorescence / wilt|
|Leaves / external feeding|
|Leaves / necrotic areas|
|Leaves / wilting|
|Stems / discoloration of bark|
|Stems / external feeding|
|Stems / wilt|
|Whole plant / external feeding|
Natural enemiesTop of page
|Natural enemy||Type||Life stages||Specificity||References||Biological control in||Biological control on|
ReferencesTop of page
Ahmed MU; Hossain QT; Hossain D; Kobayashi S, 1976. Assessment of efficacy of ELSAN 92% ULV against stem borers and pest complex of boro paddy by aerial spray in Bangladesh. Japan Pesticide Information, No. 29:12-15
Ambrose DP; Claver MA; Mariappan P, 2000. Functional response of Rhynocoris marginatus (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) to two pests of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 70(9):630-632.
Anon, 1949. Entomological Investigations. 15th Report of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Australia, 1940-1941. Canberra: CSIRO, 17-27.
Bhatia GN, 1949. Plant protection work in Ajmer, Marwara in 1948. Plant Protection Bulletin, 1(1):19.
Bhoopathi R; Karnatak AK, 2003. Screening of sugarcane germplasm to Scirpophaga excerptalis Walker Hieroglyphus banian Fabricius in Tarai region of Uttaranchal. Annals of Agricultural Research, 24(3):679-680.
Bhowmik HK; Haldar P, 1984. Preliminary distributional records with remarks on little known species of Acrididae (Orthoptera: Insecta) from the Western Himalayas (Himachal Pradesh). Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 81(1/2):167-191
Boliver I, 1912. Trab. Mus. Oriene. Nat. Madrid. 6:54-59.
Butani DK, 1961. Annotated list of insects on sugar cane in India. Indian Journal of Sugarcane Research and Development, 5:126-137.
Coleman LC, 1914. New species of India grasshopper belonging to the genus Hieroglyphus Kranss and the genus Hierococcyx Bol. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 231:172-175.
Feakin SD; ed, 1974. Pest control in Rice. PANS Manual. No.3. London: Centre for Overseas Pest Research.
Fletcher TB, 1931. Locusts in India. Proc. Bd. Agric. Indian pusa. 1229:124-156.
Garg VK; Yogesh Patel; Nayak MP, 2014. New occurrence of rice grasshopper, Hieroglyphus banian fabricius on lentil Lens esculentum in Vindhyan plateau of Madhya Pradesh. Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity, 22(1):89-90.
Janjua NA, 1957. Insect pests of paddy in Pakistan. Agriculture Pakistan, 8:5-21.
Kirby WF, 1914. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma, Orthoptera (Acrididae). London, UK: Taylor and Francis.
Mani MS, 1982. General Entomology. New Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta, India: Oxford and IBH publishing Co.
Mohan K; Gopalan M; Balasubramanian G, 1991. Studies on the effects of neem products and monocrotophos against major pests of rice and their safety to natural enemies. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 19(1):23-30
Nayar KK; Ananthakrishan TN; David BV, 1976. General and Applied Entomology. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill.
Peshwani KM, 1954. Studies on the bionomics and biology of phadka Hieroglyphus nigrorepletus Bol. Thesis submitted for Diploma of Associateship. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India.
Pradhan S, 1983. Insect Pests of Crops. New Delhi, India: National Book Trust.
Pradhan S; Peshwani KM, 1961. Studies on the ecology and control of Hieroglyphus nigrorepletus Boliver (Phadka). Indian Journal of Entomology, 23:79-106.
Rizvi SSA; Aziz SA, 1979. Occurrence of Eutrombidium trigonum (Trombididae: Acarina) upon Hieroglyphus nigrorepletus Bol. (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Mushi, 48(8):85. Department of Zoology, Muslim University Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Roonwal ML, 1945. Notes on the bionomics of Hieroglyphus banian Bol. (Ortho: Acrididae) at Banars, U.P. Indian Bulletin of Entomological Research, 36(3):339-341.
Vyas NR; Singh OP; Dhamdhere SV; Misra US, 1983. An unusual outbreak of the rice grasshopper, Hieroglyphus banian Fabricius and its host preference. Journal of Entomological Research, 7(2):194-195; 4 ref.
Waterhouse DF, 1993. The Major Arthropod Pests and Weeds of Agriculture in Southeast Asia. ACIAR Monograph No. 21. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 141 pp.
Ahmed M U, Hossain Q T, Hossain D, Kobayashi S, 1976. Assessment of efficacy of ELSAN 92% ULV against stem borers and pest complex of boro paddy by aerial spray in Bangladesh. Japan Pesticide Information. 12-15.
Bhowmik H K, Haldar P, 1984. Preliminary distributional records with remarks on little known species of Acrididae (Orthoptera: Insecta) from the Western Himalayas (Himachal Pradesh). Records of the Zoological Survey of India. 81 (1/2), 167-191.
CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI
CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI
Garg V K, Yogesh Patel, Nayak M P, 2014. New occurrence of rice grasshopper, Hieroglyphus banian fabricius on lentil Lens esculentum in Vindhyan plateau of Madhya Pradesh. Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity. 22 (1), 89-90.
Janjua NA, 1957. Insect pests of paddy in Pakistan. In: Agriculture Pakistan, 8 5-21.
Mohan K, Gopalan M, Balasubramanian G, 1991. Studies on the effects of neem products and monocrotophos against major pests of rice and their safety to natural enemies. Indian Journal of Plant Protection. 19 (1), 23-30.
Nayar KK, Ananthakrishan TN, David BV, 1976. General and Applied Entomology., New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill.
Vyas N R, Singh O P, Dhamdhere S V, Misra U S, 1983. An unusual outbreak of the rice grasshopper, Hieroglyphus banian Fabricius and its host preference. Journal of Entomological Research. 7 (2), 194-195.
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