(Brief report) The First Report Damage of Succinea putris L. (Mullousca:Pulmonata: Succineidae) From Mazandaran Rice Nurseries

Document Type : Research Article



Succinea putris L. (Mullousca: Pulmonata:Succineidae) were collected from the rice nurseries in Mazandaran province during 2005. This species by feeding on rice seedlings leaves is another pest of growing rice in nursery. Symptoms of early feeding are a row of circular continuous holes on lamina and eventually led to leave loss.The high density of snails in the nursery cause loss of large number of transplants and decrease in product quantity. Although this species already in snail fauna investigation of rice fields were collected and identified but it`s damage to rice is reported for the first time in Mazandaran province.