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Cotton Stainer Bug, Mating

Dysdercus sp.

Notes:

On our way to an angling spot - some 50km away from our town Gangtok - I was stopped by these bright and frantic red bugs that were marching all over the sal forest, in an area more than a sq.km. They were in different stages of marurity. It seemed to me they were in a confused coordination, moving in all directions but many in tandem!

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5 Comments

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Corrected!

tmvdh
tmvdh 4 years ago

It is Dysdercus, not Dysdercua ;-).

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Thanks tmvdh.

Reptile lover 101
Reptile lover 101 4 years ago

I agree

tmvdh
tmvdh 4 years ago

It's not Pyrrhocoris apterus - it has got wings ;-).

DrNamgyalTSherpa
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DrNamgyalTSherpa

West Bengal, India

Spotted on May 8, 2016
Submitted on Nov 4, 2016

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