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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 11, 2002
8:34 AM

Post #22918

The fruit of the cotton plant with me is housing these insects - they don't seem to be damaging the plant though. What is this insect?

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philomel
Castelnau RB Pyrenée
France
(Zone 8a)


February 11, 2002
9:20 PM

Post #209424

He's a handsome fella isn't (s)he?
Not sure if it's exactly the species i've found - Rhinocoris iracundus - but am pretty sure that it's some type of Assassin Bug. If so your plants are not at risk. In fact ,they patrol your flowers looking for other tasty insects to eat. A wonderful biological pest control officer!!
Enjoy :)
REDROSE
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2002
9:38 PM

Post #209431

It is pretty and saw this before long time ago not remember where when I was little girl not see anymore.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

February 11, 2002
9:56 PM

Post #209441

It looks like a milkweed bug. The wings and head are wrong to be an assasin bug.
philomel
Castelnau RB Pyrenée
France
(Zone 8a)


February 11, 2002
10:22 PM

Post #209458

Does that mean it'll eat Dinu's plants? aaaaaaaagh
Or is it a good guy as well.

Must admit, i did wonder, but the pic i was looking at didn't show the front end too clearly. Sure your right Calalily

Never seen a Milkweed bug

This message was edited Monday, Feb 11th 6:32 PM
Kalpavriksha
Sarasota, FL

August 10, 2008
5:25 PM

Post #5395276

Here's one called Cotton Stainer, Dysdercus suturellus. Here's a web link.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN606

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #5396444

With over 1 million different species of insects in the world, the chances of this insect from tropical India also occurring in either France or the USA is very close to zero - to get an identification, I'd reckon it will need to be taken to a museum or university in Mysore.

Resin

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


August 10, 2008
10:56 PM

Post #5396570

How about John, Paul, George, or Ringo?
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



August 11, 2008
12:14 AM

Post #5396867

no Metrosidero, it is a bug not a 'beatle'!

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


August 11, 2008
12:27 AM

Post #5396906

Scuze me Kennedy, jus' havin' fun!

Aloha, Dave

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


August 11, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #5396953

The insect resembles other insects in the Rhopalidae, Scentless Plant Bugs.
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 11, 2008
1:04 AM

Post #5397013

I think Kalpavriksha's on the right track in family Pyrrhocoridae and genus Dysdercus. Here's one found in India:


http://www.forestryimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=5082073
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 11, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #5397160

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/bugid/all/
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



August 11, 2008
10:33 AM

Post #5398272

claypa, that one looks a perfect match.

I hav made an entry for it in BugFiles here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/go/5188/

Dinu, how about adding your iamge to that page,

Kennedy
Kalpavriksha
Sarasota, FL

August 15, 2008
6:04 PM

Post #5418632

re: With over 1 million different species of insects in the world, the chances of this insect from tropical India also occurring in either France or the USA is very close to zero.

I hate to disagree. We have many new bug plagues here in Florida-one is called Sri Lankan weevil and also occurs in India;
Now we also have Erythrina gall wasp. Jet age has spread it from Africa, through India, Indonesia, to Hawaii and it first started on trees near the Miami international airport.
Fire ants, citrus root weevils, thread waisted wasp, citrus leaf miner, & mole crickets have found their way here. There are idiots that release exotic walking catfish, Melaleuca, Hydrilla, Brown anole, Cuban anole, pythons, lion fish, tarantulas and such intentionally.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


August 15, 2008
6:12 PM

Post #5418667

Well said Kalpavriksha,

Hawai'i is being overrun with alien species; the gall wasp is destroying our native Erythrina tomemtosa. A sad loss because of human folly.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

October 19, 2008
2:54 PM

Post #5690419

Thanks everybody, I've added the image of the Red Cotton Bug to the BF.

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