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Are these insects Beetles ?
January 3, 2010
I spotted these insects jointly gathered in
a backside of a small plant leaf.
Hari Iyer
Thane, Maharashtra, India

Unknown Immature True Bugs from India

Unknown Immature True Bugs from India

Dear Hari Iyer,
These are not beetles, but rather True Bugs in the order Hemiptera.  They are immature specimens that will become winged adults.  We are not certain of the species.

Update and Correction from Eric Eaton
January 9, 2010
Daniel:
The unknown immature true bugs from India are nymphs of “cotton stainers” in the genus Dysdercus, family Pyrrhocoridae.  Nice pictures.
Eric

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One Response to Immature Cotton Stainers from India

  1. Christine J Stapp says:

    Just found these in northern VA – do they do anything specific to plants? Should I leave them be or try to get rid of them? Anyone know?

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