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cotton stainer

n.
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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cotton stainer

n
(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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cot′ton stain`er


n.
any of several large red and black bugs of the genus Dysdercus that puncture oranges and cotton bolls and discolor cotton fiber.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.cotton stainer - a true bug: bug that damages and stains the lint of developing cottoncotton 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
Dysdercus, genus Dysdercus - a genus of slender long-legged bugs that feed on the developing seeds of cotton and stain it
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References in periodicals archive ?
Cotton stainers and their relatives (Pyrrhocoroidea: Pyrrhocoridae and Laegidae).
Effect of Host Plant on Survivability, Development and Reproductive Potential of Cotton Stainer Bug Dysdercus koenigii (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae).
The cotton stainer (Dysdercus koenigii): An emerging serious threat for cotton crop in Pakistan.
In this treatment, cotton stainers were reared in combination of all above mentioned three treatments and were termed as Integrated Rearing Technique (IRT).
Cotton stainers are reported to be sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity (Jaleel et al., 2013).
On the basis of above mentioned findings, it was concluded that cotton stainers extremely love moisture (mesophylic).
We therefore, highly recommend the IRT and CPPB methods for rearing of the cotton stainers particularly for commercial rearing of the insect on biological control aspects.
Pale cotton stainers, Dysdercus sidae.Cotton Catchment Communities (CCC), CRC.
Cotton stainer, Dysdercus koenigii (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae) was reared using four rearing methods including cylindrical perforated plastic bottles (CPPB), cotton seeds in soil (CSS), cotton seeds without soil (CSWS) and integrated rearing technique (IRT) at Lab.
The shortest longevity value (2.33 days) of cotton stainer was observed in CSS method.
Key words: Cotton stainer, Dysdercus koenigii, rearing methods, cylindrical perforated plastic bottles, moist cotton seed, integrated rearing technique, fecundity, biocontrol agent.