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Cotton Stainer bug

Pyrrhocoridae

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5 Comments

ArvinMemaphu
ArvinMemaphu 8 years ago

Hi Agnes, Thanks a lot for the help and id suggestions. I really appreciate :)

Arvin, I think your bug is Dysdercus poecilus.
Distribution includes Philippines: http://psybugs.biota.biodiv.tw/pages/588....
Comparison with D. cingulatus: http://freebsd.tspes.ntpc.edu.tw/~afu/56....

It also looks like a type of a Cotton Stainer bug -- Dysdercus cingulatus (http://eol.org/pages/3697107/overview) and Dysdercus koeningii (http://eol.org/pages/33856/overview), except that these two have two black dots in place of the band at the back. I also found an almost similar image to your spotting in this blogsite - http://npssimog.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_....

ArvinMemaphu
ArvinMemaphu 8 years ago

Thank you DewandaAnn!
Salamat po:)

I think this is a type of harliquin insect, dont know specific type though. U can do more research to find it by looking up different species of the harliquin type insect.

ArvinMemaphu
Spotted by
ArvinMemaphu

Leyte, Philippines

Spotted on Aug 9, 2012
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012

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