Template:Did you know nominations/Rice stink bug

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The result was: promoted by PFHLai (talk) 21:43, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Rice stink bug[edit]

Adult Rice Stink Bug

  • ... that the rice stink bug (pictured) is a major pest that feeds on rice kernels, but when it lands on standing corn it may be safely ignored?

Created/expanded by Uruiamme (talk). Self nom at 07:48, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Is it native to all of the continent or just Mexico? Otherwise looks fine to me. Jowaninpensans (talk) 15:55, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I am pretty sure the sources say South America, too, and I got mixed up putting simply Mexico here, but I need to find where I read this. :) Anyway, this one source says North America so I edited the article accordingly. There is a similar species predominant in South America, Oebalus poecilus with essentially the same common name. I like to saw logs! (talk) 18:52, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Symbol redirect vote 4.svg Would someone review this? I think everything is in order. I like to saw logs! (talk) 02:08, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol confirmed.svgHook length and fact check out, not sure about the wording of the hook, as the article does note that young corn IS a host for the species, I suggest alt1 hook. Article length, newness, and references are good. No policy issues found.--Kevmin § 22:32, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Alt1 "... that the rice stink bug (pictured), a major pest of rice kernels, can possibly be ignored when found on standing corn?"
The difference between "standing corn" and the small corn of which it is a pest is that when corn is in the ear (large), the rice stink bug cannot damage the large kernels. It is only the small corn kernels that it can attack. So the Alt1 version works for me, too. I like to saw logs! (talk) 03:39, 15 April 2012 (UTC)