Admiralty Park

NSS Kids' Perfect 10 Ramble @ Admiralty Park

22nd November 2008

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Cotton Stainer
Cotton Stainer Bug
Cotton Stainer
 
Cotton Stainer Bug, Dysdercus decussatus. This is a small nymph.
 
This is a bigger nymph. Look at the 'face' on it's body.
 
This is an adult Cotton Stainer Bug. Cotton stainer bugs are harmless insects.
 
           
Cotton Stainer
 
Cotton Stainer
 
Cotton Stainer
 
The adult has nice cross-shape pattern on it back.
 
These colourful bugs feed only on the seeds of the Sea Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus).
 
An adult Cotton Stainer and a nymph.
 
           
Cotton Stainer
 
Cotton Stainer
 
 
Crawling all around the Sea Hibicus leaf.
 
"You can't see me!"
 
 
           
           
       

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