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Riptortus dentipes
(pod-sucking bug)

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Riptortus dentipes (pod-sucking bug)

Summary

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  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Riptortus dentipes
  • Preferred Common Name
  • pod-sucking bug
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Dorso-lateral view of adult (museum set specimen).
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CaptionDorso-lateral view of adult (museum set specimen).
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Dorso-lateral view of adult (museum set specimen).
AdultDorso-lateral view of adult (museum set specimen).©Georg Goergen/IITA Insect Museum, Cotonou, Benin

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Riptortus dentipes (Fabricius)

Preferred Common Name

  • pod-sucking bug

Other Scientific Names

  • Alydus tenuicornis Dallas
  • Cimex dentipes
  • Coreus dentipes

EPPO code

  • RIPTDE (Riptortus dentipes)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Heteroptera
  •                             Family: Coreidae
  •                                 Genus: Riptortus
  •                                     Species: Riptortus dentipes

Distribution Table

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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

Africa

BeninPresentDreyer and Baumgärtner (1995)
GhanaPresentTanzubil (2000)
KenyaPresentKhaemba (1984)
MalawiPresentCroix and Thindwa (1986)
NigeriaPresentWhitney and Gilmer (1974); Akingbohungbe (1977)
TanzaniaPresentBohlen (1973); Oswald (1990)
-Zanzibar IslandPresentBohlen (1973)
UgandaPresentNabirye et al. (2003)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / external feeding
Fruit / lesions: black or brown
Seeds / empty grains
Seeds / external feeding
Seeds / lesions on seeds

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Bogosia minor Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Ooencyrtus albicrus Parasite Eggs
Ooencyrtus utetheisae Parasite

References

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Agyen-Sampong M; Fannah SJ, 1980. Dirty panicles and rice yield reduction caused by bugs. International Rice Research Newsletter, 5(1):11-12

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

Aina JO, 1975. The life history of Riptortus dentipes F. (Alydidae, Heteroptera)-a pest of growing cowpea pods. Journal of Natural History, 9(5):589-596

Akingbohungbe p, 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

Alghali AM, 1991. Integrated pest management strategy for cowpea production under residual soil moisture in the Bida area of northern Nigeria. Tropical Pest Management, 37(3):224-227

Alghali AM, 1991. The effect of plant spacings on cowpea, Vigna unguiculata Walps, insect pests and yields in two sites in Nigeria. Insect Science and its Application, 12(5-6):707-711

Alghali AM, 1992. Insecticide application schedules to reduce grain yield losses caused by insects of cowpea in Nigeria. Insect Science and its Application, 13(5):725-730

Alghali AM, 1993. Intercropping as a component in insect pest management for grain cowpea, Vigna unguiculata Walp production in Nigeria. Insect Science and its Application, 14(1).

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.

Bakar AKBA; Zabidi ALBA, 1979. Soybean crop protection in West Malaysia: pests. Tropical Grain Legume Bulletin, No. 16:25-29

Basu RC; Mitra SC, 1977. Some Coroidea (Insecta: Hemiptera) from Subansiri and Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh (NEFA), India. News Letter. Zoological Survey of India, 3(6):431-433

Basu RC; Mitra SC, 1978. New records of Coreidae (Insecta: Heteroptera) from Sikkim, India. Science and Culture, 44(9):413-414

Bohlen E, 1973. Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. Berlin, Germany: Verlag Paul Parey.

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

Choe KR; Jang C, 1992. Community analysis of superfamily Coreoidea (Hemiptera) in Mt. Kyeryongsan. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology, 31(2):113-121

Cook LJ, 1982. Voluntary register of grain legume cultivars in Australia. Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek, cv. King. Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, 48(3):182-183

Croix EAS la; Thindwa HZ, 1986. Macadamia pests in Malawi. III. The major pests. The biology of bugs and borers. Tropical Pest Management, 32(1):11-20, 80, 83

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

Hirashima Y, 1977. Soybean entomology in Japan. Bulletin of the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University, 2:104-115

Hussain S; Saharia D, 1993. Effect of plant spacing on the incidence of podfeeders in greengram (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek). Journal of the Agricultural Science Society of North East India, 6:77-78

Hussain S; Saharia D, 1994. Susceptibility of some summer green gram cultivars to pod feeders and subsequent damage. Journal of the Agricultural Science Society of North East India, 7(1):5-8

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.

Jackson K; Doughton J; Berthelson J, 1985. Guar: a versatile crop. Queensland Agricultural Journal, 111(5):273-278

Kadosawa T, 1981. Ecology and control of soybean pod bugs (Heteroptera). Agriculture and Horticulture, 56:1155-1160.

Kadosawa T; Santa H, 1981. Growth and reproduction of soybean pod bugs (Heteroptera) on seeds of legumes. Bulletin of the Chugoku National Agricultural Experiment Station, E, No. 19:75-97

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

Mignoni G; Mosele L, 1977. Agronomic aspects of the cultivation of soyabeans in Indonesia. Rivista di Agricoltura Subtropicale e Tropicale, 71(7/12):171-187

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

Noda T, 1990. Laboratory host range test for the parasitic wasp, Gryon japonicum (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology, 34(3):249-252

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

Ogunwolu EO, 1992. Field infestation and damage to soybean and cowpea by pod-sucking bugs in Benue State, Nigeria. Insect Science and its Application, 13(6):801-805

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

Peter Ooi AC, 1973. Some insect pests of green gram, Phaseolus aureus. Malaysian Agricultural Journal, 49(2):131-142

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.

Schpfer CW, 1980. The host plants of the Alydinp, with a note on heterotypic feeding aggregations (Hemiptera: Coreoidea: Alydidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 53(1):115-122

Shanthichandra WKN; Gunasekera SA; Price TV, 1990. Diseases and pests of the winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.) in Sri Lanka. Tropical Pest Management, 36(4):375-379; 29 ref.

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

Strang J, 1980. Voluntary register of grain legume cultivars in Australia. 5. Adzuki bean cv. Bloodwood. Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science, 46(4):264

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

Takasu K; Hirose Y, 1989. The number of larval instars in Ooencyrtus species (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae). Japanese Journal of Entomology, 57(2):398-401

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

Tanzubil PB, 2000. Field evaluation of neem (Azadirachta indica) extracts for control of insect pests of cowpea in Northern Ghana. Journal of Tropical Forest Products, 6(2):165-172.

Taylor WE; Kamara SB, 1974. Insect succession on wet and dry season rice in Sierra Leone. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science, 7(2):109-115

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.

Visalakshi A; Jacob A; Nair MRGK, 1976. Biology of Riptortus pedestris F. (Coreidae: Hemiptera), a pest of cowpea. Entomon, 1(2):139-142

Wang CL, 1980. Soybean insects occurring at podding stage in Taichung. Journal of Agricultural Research of China, 29(4):283-286

Whitney WK; Gilmer RM, 1974. Insect vectors of cowpea mosaic virus in Nigeria. Annals of Applied Biology, 77(1):17-21

Distribution References

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

Bohlen E, 1973. Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. In: Crop pests in Tanzania and their control. Berlin, Germany: Verlag Paul Parey. 142pp.

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Croix E A S la, Thindwa H Z, 1986. Macadamia pests in Malawi. III. The major pests. The biology of bugs and borers. Tropical Pest Management. 32 (1), 11-20, 80, 83.

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.

Tanzubil P B, 2000. Field evaluation of neem (Azadirachta indica) extracts for control of insect pests of cowpea in Northern Ghana. Journal of Tropical Forest Products. 6 (2), 165-172.

Whitney W K, Gilmer R M, 1974. Insect vectors of cowpea mosaic virus in Nigeria. Annals of Applied Biology. 77 (1), 17-21. DOI:10.1111/j.1744-7348.1974.tb01383.x

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