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Cotton Stainer Bug

Dysdercus spp

2 Comments

staccyh
staccyh 7 years ago

Thanks for all the research bayucca! I had a feeling that it may be a cotton stainer, but it didn't look like any of the photos I found!! It was a nice puzzle for you :)

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Pyrrhocoridae, Dysdercus sp.. Despite an intense search, I really can't tell you which one it is. There are several Dysdercus around in South Africa and all are very similar. Many IDs are not really trustable.
Dysdercus nigrofasciatus? Dysdercus fasciatus? Other one?
And to make it completely confusing there is also Cotton Stainer mimicking Reduviidae/Assassin Bug!!
http://www2.nrm.se/en/het_nrm/n/phonocto...
Not a Reduviidae in my eyes, but also a Dysdercus:
http://saphotographs.blogspot.ch/2009_04...
Both Dysdercus sp., not reduviidae:
http://seriancamp-masaimara.blogspot.ch/...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbart/861...
Interesting discussion about the ID:
http://www.ispot.org.za/node/177352
http://www.ispot.org.za/node/191615
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbart/861...
http://ecoport.org/ep?SearchType=pdb&...
http://ecoport.org/ep?SearchType=pdb&...
http://ecoport.org/ep?SearchType=pdb&...

staccyh
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staccyh

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 19, 2013
Submitted on Dec 20, 2013

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