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#166 Apr 17th, 2013, 03:32
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Cross Line Wave Moth
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Tiny Red Cotton bugs.

Found a few cotton pods (?), fallen beside a pond in SGNP. When I took a closer look, I found tiny bugs busily moving on the white fluffy cotton.

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I guess this is becoming the challenge to find the smallest bug!!
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[QUOTE=Potmonkey;1575843]Cross Line Wave Moth

Tooth Legged Grasshopper

Excellent captures......
Please let us know where you found these beauties
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Tooth Legged Grasshopper

Excellent captures......
Please let us know where you found these beauties
Cross Line Wave Moth - Coorg
Tooth Legged Grasshopper - Muvattupuzha,Kerala

@Naveena i guess those small bugs are Nymphs of the Red cotton bug, can someone clarify?
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@Naveena i guess those small bugs are Nymphs of the Red cotton bug, can someone clarify?
You are right.

Yesterday, I had taken some pictures at SGNP of the cute bugs and wanted to know if they would harm the plants in the garden (I am seeing lots & lots of these bugs in the garden), so I had posted a collage photo on another forum for some details and got this reply -

The bugs are(commonly ) known as red cotton bugs. In this photo they are young ones=nymphs. The Bugs have ability to suck juices & oil from plant parts - in this case seeds of cotton. They may harm the plants by their feeding as it render the seeds useless as well as may spread diseases from plant to plant. But ofcourse they are more/less species specific for host plants and food...If the phenomenon is natural, one should not bother much about them...


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From Meghalaya .....

I missed to click at so many beautiful butterflies there ........ they didn't like to stop

(last one found in Bashista Temple)
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Another found in Mawlynnong ...
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just looking at that picture makes my hairs stand on end..creepy crawly indeed
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I don't know why, but in UK caterpillars like this are called Woolly Bears. There is no need for standing-on-end hair when observing them, but it is better not to touch them as some species can cause a skin rash with their hairs, so better, without specialist knowledge, to leave them all alone.

I've seen Woolly Bears here --- and also the Tiger Moths that they become. These, with their wings folded back, appear to be the archetypically boring large, brown moth, but they are keeping their rear wings covered, which are amazing shades of orange and scarlet!
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I don't know why, but in UK caterpillars like this are called Woolly Bears. There is no need for standing-on-end hair when observing them, but it is better not to touch them as some species can cause a skin rash with their hairs, so better, without specialist knowledge, to leave them all alone.
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I had been a victim since few years, as lots grow at my backyard on a drumstick tree. Let me share a fact, though not certified. My grandma had severe arthritis, once she accidentally did step on one of the poor creatures. The sting was severe but till the effect lasted she could easily bend her knee and toe, which otherwise was totally locked due to the trauma and swelling(due to arthrities). She claimed that she did not feel the usual joint pain till the effect of the sting remained.
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