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Related to cotton stainer: Dysdercus
Any of various small, flat, red and black insects of the genus Dysdercus that pierce cotton bolls and stain the fibers.
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(Animals) any of various heteropterous insects of the genus Dysdercus: serious pests of cotton, piercing and staining the cotton bolls: family Pyrrhocoridae
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any of several large red and black bugs of the genus Dysdercus that puncture oranges and cotton bolls and discolor cotton fiber.
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|Noun||1.||cotton stainer - a true bug: bug that damages and stains the lint of developing cotton|
heteropterous insect - true bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips
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