Subject: Bug that looks like it’s in a Marching Band
Geographic location of the bug: Clearwater Florida
Time: 03:08 PM EDT
Hi Bugman I shot this COOL! looking bug yesterday. It looks like it’s in a Marching Band Outfit. Would it be possible for you to identify for me? Thanks Again Very Much!
How you want your letter signed: Brent Hansen
We love your colorful description. These are mating Cotton Stainers, Dysdercus suturellus, and according to BugGuide: “found on many plants, incl. cotton, hibiscus, oranges, etc.”
Hi Bugman – Thanks Again Very Much!!! for your identification – It’s a really Cool looking bug. Have a Great Day! Brent
1 thought on “Mating Cotton Stainers”
Thank you Bugman,
The cotton stainer bug shows up about the time the althea stops blooming or the althea stops blooming because the bug attacks the bud. There are hundreds on each shrub. Think I will attempt control this year and see.