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Cotton Stainer Nymph

Dysdercus nigrofasciatus

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10 Comments

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

:)

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 7 years ago

why did I ever doubt the Oracle! It is indeed a Cotton Stainer Nymph:)

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 7 years ago

Dear Johan and DrP; this is very interesting indeed! I have looked at both species and both look so similar! I am going to do some more investigating. Thanks so much for your valuable input!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

Looks like a Cotton Stainer nymph (Dysdercus nigrofasciatus)

drP
drP 7 years ago

It looks an awful lot like a firebug nymph (Pyrrhocoris apterus), but it's not supposed to be found that far south. In any event, this might be a good starting point for narrowing it down. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firebug

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 7 years ago

Thanks Jessica too!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Ha! So he does! He's lovely :)

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 7 years ago

Thanks in any case Leanne! Really cute, looks like he is wearing a tuxedo:)

Jessica36
Jessica36 7 years ago

Very cool pic

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

I cant help you with the ID I'm sorry, such a cute little bug!

Wendy Clapham
Spotted by
Wendy Clapham

Swartland Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 9, 2013
Submitted on Mar 9, 2013

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