The biology of Dysdercus cingulatus (F.) was investigated in the Philippines, where the insect is a pest of okra (Hibiscus esculentus) and cotton. In the laboratory. Feeding of this and other species of Dysdercus on cotton bolls causes the boll to abort and shed (Pomeroy and Golding, ) (see Economic Impact). Semiochemicals of Dysdercus cingulatus, the Red cotton stainer. Phylum: Arthropoda. Subphylum: Uniramia. Class: Insecta. Order: Heteroptera. Family.

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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. Dysdercus Different aspects of D. In many cases the fibre does not mature and expand but remains adhered together causing the lint to become quite valueless. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. This page was last edited on 22 Marchat Dysdercus cingulatus at Kadavoor.

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Retrieved 11 May Feeding of this and other species of Dysdercus on cotton bolls causes the boll to abort and shed Pomeroy and Golding, see Economic Impact. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.


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True Bugs Heteroptera of the Neotropics. Red Cotton Bug is a true bug in Pyrrhocoridae family. It is not a license and has no legal value. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. So you must collect explicit ciingulatus from the respective right holders, if required. Pyrrhocoridae Insects described in Hemiptera of Asia.

Dysdercus cingulatus mating at Kadavoor. The only part of the cotton plant affected by this pest is the flower and the seed capsule or boll. Like other true bugs, Dysdercus cingulatus sucks fluids from its host plants. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

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Moral and Personality rights: It is a serious pest of cotton crops, the adults and older cingupatus feeding on the emerging bolls and the cotton seeds as they mature, transmitting cotton staining fungi as they do so. Cultural Control Some cultural methods may reduce damage caused by D. An early indication of attack by D.


The long period of copulating is probably used by the cingulatks as a form of ejaculate-guarding under high competition with other males. Dysdercus cingulatus is a species of true bug in the family Pyrrhocoridaecommonly known as the red cotton stainer. Indian naturalist, agriculturer and photographer. Views Read Edit View history.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Knowledge Bank home Change location. When the bolls are ripening and the carpels opening, the bug inserts the rostrum between the carpels and sucks the juices from the soft and developed seeds, injuring the cotyledons and causing the seed to wither and the lint to be uniformly stained.

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Biology of the cotton stainer, Dysdercus cingulatus Fabricius (Pyrrhocoridae, Hemiptera).

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They generally mate in April and May.