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Mating of Cotton Stainer

Mating of Cotton Stainer
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Copyright: KIRTI SNIGDHA (KIRTI) (20)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-02 5:15
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Points: 2
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These bugs are seen everywhere in my garden... the possible reason being the cotton tree I have . I took the pic in the branch of the cotton tree only.
They are called cotton stainers because their red bodies get crushed along with the cotton they eat when it is harvested, and these stains are difficult to remove. Their feeding mechanism also cuts the fibres and hence affects the growth of the cotton ball. They caused massive problems in the United States during the industrial revolution.

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Superfamily Pyrrhocoroidea
Family Pyrrhocoridae (Red Bugs)
Genus Dysdercus (Cotton Stainers)
Species suturellus (Cotton Stainer)

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To ramthakur: Thank youKIRTI 1 06-02 23:29
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Fairly good picture of mating Cotton Stainers, Kirti. though the focus could be sharper.
Keep trying and all the best!

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