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Brown Cotton Stainer Bug

Dysdercus bimaculatus

Description:

A pale orange-brown Cotton Stainer bug about 1 cm long with black, red and white markings. Family Pyrrhocoridae. This species was found in the same place and on the same night as another species of Cotton Stainer, Dysdercus mimulus (see spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/197...). The Cotton Stainers receive their common name because they can transfer fiber-staining microorganisms to cotton bolls. They can be pests of many species including Hybiscus plants and citrus.

Habitat:

Came to the lights of a store, Axtla de Terrazas near Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

Notes:

http://naturalista.conabio.gob.mx/taxa/3... https://www.flickr.com/photos/carlos_man... http://bugguide.net/node/view/166434/bgp...

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2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Thank you tmvdh, I even found the species! Super! :)

tmvdh
tmvdh 5 years ago

Looks like Dysdercus sp.

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 16, 2015
Submitted on Jan 11, 2016

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