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Cotton harlequin bug

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Nymphs are mostly metallic blue or metallic green and are found in groups feeding on open bolls or very small bolls where they can reach the seeds with their short stylets... Eggs are laid in a cluster, generally encircling a branch and are guarded by an adult... Bug feeding on the seeds in mature bolls allows the entry of a boll-rotting fungi that stains the lint...
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