Rice planthopper can cause field losses by iercing and sucking the phloem of rice in the rice region. Brown Planthopper, White Back Planthopper and Small Brown Planthopper are the most common species. They can be found in many provinces of China, especially in middle and lower Yangtze River and North China.
Rice planthopper, as a kind of important pest insect, has many grass hosts such as rice, wheat, barley, sorghum, sugar cane, amur foxtail, barnyard grass. Rice planthopper can spread the plant virus such as rice black strip dwarf virus, wheat rosette stunt virus, maize rough dwarf virus, etc.