Cotton Stainer (Dysdercus suturellus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Cotton Stainer (Dysdercus suturellus)

A true bug, also known as red bugs. pest of cotton, although “This species lost its importance on cotton…”

May cause damage to fruit and ornamentals.

Learn: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/field/bugs/cotton_stainer.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant Bidens alba

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