Riptortus dentipes (pod-sucking bug)
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IdentityTop of page
Preferred Scientific Name
- Riptortus dentipes (Fabricius)
Preferred Common Name
- pod-sucking bug
Other Scientific Names
- Alydus tenuicornis Dallas
- Cimex dentipes
- Coreus dentipes
- RIPTDE (Riptortus dentipes)
Taxonomic TreeTop of page
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Metazoa
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Subphylum: Uniramia
- Class: Insecta
- Order: Hemiptera
- Suborder: Heteroptera
- Family: Coreidae
- Genus: Riptortus
- Species: Riptortus dentipes
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
|Continent/Country/Region||Distribution||Last Reported||Origin||First Reported||Invasive||Reference||Notes|
|Benin||Present||Dreyer and Baumgärtner (1995)|
|Malawi||Present||Croix and Thindwa (1986)|
|Nigeria||Present||Whitney and Gilmer (1974); Akingbohungbe (1977)|
|Tanzania||Present||Bohlen (1973); Oswald (1990)|
|-Zanzibar Island||Present||Bohlen (1973)|
|Uganda||Present||Nabirye et al. (2003)|
Growth StagesTop of page Flowering stage, Fruiting stage
List of Symptoms/SignsTop of page
|Fruit / external feeding|
|Fruit / lesions: black or brown|
|Seeds / empty grains|
|Seeds / external feeding|
|Seeds / lesions on seeds|
Natural enemiesTop of page
ReferencesTop of page
Ahamad I; Abbas N; Shadab MU; Khan AA, 1979. Generic and supergeneric keys with reference to a checklist of Alydid and Stenocephalid (Heteroptera: Coreidae) fauna of Pakistan, Azad Kashmir and Bangladesh with notes on their distribution and food plants. Entomological Society of Karachi, Pakistan, Supplement No. 4, Part 2.
Ahmad I; Islamullah M; Afzal M, 1976. Comparative functional morphology of the alimentary organs of lygpdid-coreoid species (Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha: Trichophora) of Pakistan, with reference to phylogeny. Pakistan Journal of Zoology, 8(1):47-64
Anyen Sampong M; Sampong M Anyen, 1977. Progress report on investigations on insect pests of cowpea in Ghana. Tropical Grain Legume Bulletin, No. 8, 20-23.
Brier HB; Rogers DJ, 1991. Susceptibility of soybeans to damage by Nezara viridula (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and Riptortus serripes (F.) (Hemiptera: Alydidae) during three stages of pod development. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, 30(2):123-128
Dreyer H; Baumgartner J, 1995. The influence of post-flowering pests on cowpea seed yield with particular reference to damage by Heteroptera in southern Benin. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 53(2):137-149
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation), 1973. Outbreaks and new records. Plant Protection Bulletin, 21:115-118.
Gagne WC, 1980. Natural insect control in an intensified highlands subsistance garden and some biological control needs for subsistance gardens in Melanesia. Proc. 2nd Papua New Guinea Food Crops Conference.
Garg DK, 1992. Occurrence of Riptortus pedestris (Fabricius) (Coreidae: Heteroptera) as a major pest of blackgram [Vigna mungo] in Kumaon hills of Uttar Pradesh. Indian Journal of Entomology, 54(3):367-368
Ikeda F; Fukazawa N, 1983. Injury of soybean by bean bug (Riptortus clavatus Thunberg) and its chemical control. Bulletin of the Shizuoka Agricultural Experimental station, 28:25031.
Kadosawa T, 1981. Ecology and control of soybean pod bugs (Heteroptera). Agriculture and Horticulture, 56:1155-1160.
Kamano S, 1978. A simple method for rearing the bean bug, Riptortus clavatus Thunberg. Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 22(4):285-286
Khaemba BM, 1984. Search in the available cowpea germplasm for sources of resistance to the common pod-sucking bugs Riptortus dentipes (F.) and Anoplocnemis curvipes (F.). East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 50(1/4):1-5
Kobayashi T; Hasegawa T; Kegasaw K, 1972. Major insect pests of leguminous crops in Japan. Tropical Agriculture Research Series, No. 6, 109-126.
Leal WS; Higuchi H; Mizutani N; Nakamori H; Kadosawa T; Ono M, 1995. Multifunctional communication in Riptortus clavatus (Heteroptera: Alydidae): conspecific nymphs and egg parasitoid Ooencyrtus nezarae use the same adult attractant pheromone as chemical cue. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 21(7):973-985
Nabirye J; Nampala P; Ogenga-Latigo MW; Kyamanywa S; Wilson H; Odeke V; Iceduna C; Adipala E, 2003. Farmer-participatory evaluation of cowpea integrated pest management (IPM) technologies in Eastern Uganda. Crop Protection, 22(1):31-38.
Noda T, 1989. Seasonal occurrence of egg parasitoids of Riptortus clavatus (Thunberg) (Heteroptera: Alydidae) on several leguminous plants. Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 33(4):257-259
Numata H; Hidaka T, 1982. Photoperiodic control of adult diapause in the bean bug Riptortus clavatus Thunberg (Heteroptera: Coreidae). I. Reversible induction and termination of diapause. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 17(4):530-538
Oswald S, 1990. Possibilities for the use of the egg parasitoid Ooencyrtus albicrus (Prinsloo) (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae) in an integrated pest management approach against the coconut bug Pseudotheraptus wayi Brown (Hemiptera, Coreidae) in Zanzibar. Integrated Pest Management in Tropical and Subtropical Cropping Systems '89, held on 8-15 February 1989 in Bad Durkheim, Germany Frankfurt, Germany; Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft, No. 2:613-618
Rajvanshi SK; Sharma MC, 1983. Effect of temperature on the oviposition and hatching percentage in Riptortus linearis Fabr (Heteroptera: Coreidae). In: Goel SC, ed. Insect ecology and resource management Sanatan Dharm College Muzaffarnagar India, 24-27
Sawada M, 1988. Insect pests of late cultivated soyabean and their control. Bulletin of the Chiba ken Agricultural Experiment Station, 29:159-172.
Singh PP; Sharma MC, 1988. Rate of flow of food in the alimentary canal of Spilostethus macilentus Stal (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) and Riptortus linearis Fabr. (Heteroptera: Coreidae). Indian Journal of Entomology, 50(2):151-154; 8 ref.
Singh PP; Sharma MC, 1989. Anatomy and histology of the alimentary canal of Riptortus linearis Fabr. (Heteroptera: Coreidae) under fed and starved condition. Pt. 1 - Foregut. Bulletin of Entomology (New Delhi), 30(2):209-215
Suharsono, 1992. Toward the development of resistant varieties of soybean to insect pests in Indonesia. Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on plant protection in the tropics, Genting Highlands, Malaysia, 20-23 March 1990 [edited by Ooi, P. A. C.; Lim, G. S.; Teng, P. S.] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Malaysian Plant Protection Society, 61-63
Supriyatin, 1992. Assessment of yield loss caused by pod damaging pests on soybean in Indonesia. Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on plant protection in the tropics, Genting Highlands, Malaysia, 20-23 March 1990 [edited by Ooi, P. A. C.; Lim, G. S.; Teng, P. S.] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Malaysian Plant Protection Society, 164-167
Tanaka H; Ichimori T; Chiba T, 1991. Evaluation of partial spraying in the field for the control of pecky rice caused by stink bugs [Stenotus rubrovittatus, Trigonotylus ruficornis, Eysarcoris lewisi, E. ventralis, Dolycoris baccarum and Riptortus clavatus]. Annual Report of the Society of Plant Protection of North Japan, No. 42:103-105
Tengkano W; Vreden G van; Iman M; Van Vreden G, 1973. Biology and massrearing of some major soybean insects. FAO Plant Protection Bulletin, 21:115-118.
Akingbohungbe A E, 1977. Notes on the identity and biology of the Riptortus spp. (Heteroptera: Alydidae) associated with cowpeas in Nigeria. Journal of Natural History. 11 (5), 477-483. DOI:10.1080/00222937700770401
CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI
Dreyer H, Baumgärtner J, 1995. The influence of post-flowering pests on cowpea seed yield with particular reference to damage by Heteroptera in southern Benin. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 53 (2), 137-149. DOI:10.1016/0167-8809(94)00562-S
Khaemba B M, 1984. Search in the available cowpea germplasm for sources of resistance to the common pod-sucking bugs Riptortus dentipes (F.) and Anoplocnemis curvipes (F.). East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal. 50 (1/4), 1-5.
Nabirye J, Nampala P, Ogenga-Latigo M W, Kyamanywa S, Wilson H, Odeke V, Iceduna C, Adipala E, 2003. Farmer-participatory evaluation of cowpea integrated pest management (IPM) technologies in Eastern Uganda. Crop Protection. 22 (1), 31-38. DOI:10.1016/S0261-2194(02)00094-7
Oswald S, 1990. Possibilities for the use of the egg parasitoid Ooencyrtus albicrus (Prinsloo) (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae) in an integrated pest management approach against the coconut bug Pseudotheraptus wayi Brown (Hemiptera, Coreidae) in Zanzibar. In: Integrated Pest Management in Tropical and Subtropical Cropping Systems '89, held on 8-15 February 1989 in Bad Durkheim, Germany. [Integrated Pest Management in Tropical and Subtropical Cropping Systems '89, held on 8-15 February 1989 in Bad Durkheim, Germany.], Frankfurt, Germany: Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft. 613-618.
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