I saw thousands of red bugs all over roselle plants while doing grass cutting around papaya and roselle. I didn't count of course, but it is definitely more than hundreds.... They were everywhere, leaves, fruits, stems. It must have been during my busy weeks that these colony got out of hand, and swelled to such quantity. There were big red bugs with wings, there were wingless bugs with big belly and there were tiny ones too, their little kids. It should be three or four generations staying and making roselle plants their first 5 star hotel. Roselle juice must be too tempting to them, and the plants provide such excellent camourflage for their hideout.....
about the red bugs
Common name: red cotton bug,
Sci name: Dysdercus cingulatus.
( Thanks Andrea )
|red bugs over at mimosa|
|The seven roselle plants were pulled out|
|Okra / lady's finger / bendi replacing the empty spot.|
I got rid of all red bugs, and chopped all roselle plants. Like going to a battle when both side suffered. A new entity comes in to fill the vacumn, OKRA/ lady's fingers / bendi / kacang meo. We have been seeing this..., birth upon death.
bangchik and kakdah