Discovery of the South American Rice Miner (Diptera: Ephydridae) in Southeastern United States Academic Article uri icon


  • The South American rice miner, Hydrellia wirthi Korytkowski (Diptera: Ephydridae), a recently discovered, invasive pest of rice, Oryza sativa L., is reported from southeastern United States (Louisiana and Texas). A detailed description and diagnosis with illustrations and photographs are provided to facilitate identification, along with descriptions of its damage as a miner in rice whorls, stems, and leaves. The localities where this invasive species has been found in Louisiana and Texas are provided.

published proceedings

  • Annals of the Entomological Society of America

author list (cited authors)

  • Mathis, W. N., Castro, B. A., Way, M. O., & Zatwarnicki, T.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Mathis, Wayne N||Castro, Boris A||Way, Michael O||Zatwarnicki, Tadeusz

publication date

  • November 2006