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Indian Cotton Stainer Bug

Dysdercus cingulatus

Description:

Dysdercus cingulatus is a species of true bug in the family Pyrrhocoridae, commonly known as the red cotton stainer. It is a serious pest of cotton crops, the adults and older nymphs feeding on the emerging bolls and the cotton seeds as they mature, transmitting cotton-staining fungi as they do so.

Habitat:

Grassland Area

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drpadhiyar23
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drpadhiyar23

Olpad, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Aug 6, 2021
Submitted on Aug 6, 2021

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