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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They can be readily distinguished from most other genera of Pyrrhocoridae by the strong white markings at the junction of the head and thorax, and along the sides of the thorax, and often abdomen.

Dysdercus cingulatus Scientific classification Kingdom: It is a serious pest of cotton crops, the adults and older nymphs feeding on the emerging bolls and the cotton seeds as they mature, transmitting cotton staining fungi as they do so. 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.

Moral and Personality rights: Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository: Jeevan Jose, Kerala, Indiathe copyright holder of this work, hereby publishes it under the following license:. The boll is the only part of the cotton plant that is attacked by D. This Heteroptera article is a stub.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. They seem fond of citrus fruits, but this may merely be because there are often citrus plantations in close proximity to cotton fields.


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View all coordinates using: Boll rot of cotton.

In many cases the fibre does not mature and expand but remains adhered together causing the lint to become quite valueless.

Like other true bugs, Dysdercus cingulatus sucks fluids from its host plants.

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

For further information, we recommend you visit the following resources: Reduce ratoon cotton to control cotton stainer. Dysdercus Different aspects of D.

Different aspects of D. The only part of the cotton plant affected by this pest is the flower and the seed capsule or boll. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Cultural Control Some cultural methods may reduce damage caused by D. The following 5 pages uses this file: This page was last edited on 9 Julyat This includes, without limitation, warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, absence of latent or other defects, accuracy, or the presence or absence of errors, whether or not known or discoverable.

As well as cotton GossypiumDysdercus cingulatus feeds on a number of other crop plants including okra Abelmoschus esculentusmuskmallow Abelmoschus moschatushibiscuswhite jute Corchorus capsulariscitrus and maize Zea mays.

I can’t offer you any legal advice. This page was last edited on 22 Marchat You should carefully review all of the terms and conditions of the actual license before using the licensed material. Dysdercus is a widespread genus of true bugs in the family Pyrrhocoridaecommonly referred to as ” cotton stainers ” or ” red cotton bugs “. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Jeevan Jose, Kerala, Indiathe copyright holder of this work, hereby publishes it under the following license: Dysdercus cingulatus is a species of true bug in the family Pyrrhocoridaecommonly known as the red cotton stainer.

The elimination of trees, such as Bombax, and other wild malvaceous plants is also strongly recommended. Dysdercus cingulatus at Kadavoor.

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

EU pesticides database www. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. Pyrrhocoridae Insects described in Hemiptera of Asia. KadavoorKerala dysdetcus, India. Read the full legal code. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. It also attacks trees including silk dysderrcus tree Bombax ceibakapok Ceiba pentandrateak Tectona grandis and the portia tree Thespesia populnea.

Heteroptera of Economic Importance. Red Cotton Bug is a true bug in Pyrrhocoridae family. Close Find out more. They are often confused with bugs in the family Lygaeidaebut can be distinguished by the lack of ocelli on the head.

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Patent and trademark rights: An early indication of attack by D. It is closely related and very similar to Dysdercus koenigii but D. Like most websites we use cookies. OpenStreetMap – Google Earth.