Dysdercus


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  • noun

Synonyms for Dysdercus

a genus of slender long-legged bugs that feed on the developing seeds of cotton and stain it

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Other insects observed on the flowers were thrips (Thripidae), flies (Dipterans), Lepidopterans (butterflies and moths), and Dysdercus sp.
Escape in space by Sterculia apatela seeds from the bug Dysdercus fasciatus in a Costa Rican deciduous forest.
Ecdysterone induced ovarion inhibition in the cotton bug Dysdercus cingulatus.