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Cotton Stainer Bug

Dysdercus sp.

Description:

Seen in Costa Rica near Arenal Volcano.



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9 Comments

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 8 years ago

Great! I'll take a look.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

I posted a few on my profile. I just got a shot of one today which was all dark and much larger than this one along with some eggs which may be from the same species. I will post later.

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 8 years ago

You are definitely correct... just not sure of the exact species. Good call, as I had no idea! I wish I had taken more photos of it.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

I think this is a cotton stainer bug.

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 8 years ago

Thanks! I'd definitely love to see some pics of some more - the colors on the one I got are beautiful.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

there are a plethora of these right now here in Guanacaste. It seems that there might be aobut 6 or 7 species in total plus various nymphs. Nice spotting Chris!

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 8 years ago

Thanks! I love the colors also. The amount of diversity in the tropics is amazing!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Cool assassin bug. What great colors!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Nice.

Chris Carille
Spotted by
Chris Carille

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.47, Long: -84.65

Spotted on Jul 1, 2011
Submitted on Nov 1, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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