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Red Cotton Stainer

Dysdercus cingulatus

Description:

Dysdercus cingulatus (Fabricius, 1775). The dorsal view of this bug is generally red in colour. In many of my pictures, the head seems to be a more intense red than the Corium which appears more orangy. The Hemelytron membrane shows black as does the triangular Scutellum (Mesonotum). For me, the most definitive markings which give instant recognition, even at a distance, are the black spot on each Corium and the white collar. The legs are red, other than the femora which show varying amounts of red and black.

Habitat:

The specimens in this spotting, were all in our vegetable plot, making short work of our Okra crop (Abelmoschus esculentus).

Notes:

The infestation of this Okra crop was the one mentioned in my recent spotting, projectnoah.org/spottings/324627205.

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 17, 2017
Submitted on Apr 19, 2022

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