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Pucung (Dysdercus poecilus)

Pucung or cotton stainer or red cotton bugs (Dysdercus poecilus) are animal species in Pyrrhocoridae, winged insects, dimorphism for sex where women have larger size but are the same for shape and color as males, social life in large communities in host plants.

D. poecilus has three pairs of long black legs with three segments and a pair of very long black antennas with four segments on the head on the left and right. The head is dark red, a pair of black eyes and a narrow neck with white and black transverse lines.

Dlium Pucung (Dysdercus poecilus)

Dorsal has red and black colors. The upper back has a black equilateral triangle with a pointed angle downwards. The middle back has a black transverse line and is connected by a long black triangle to the tip of the rounded buttocks.

Ventral has a black color with white and alternating stripes. The six thighs are dark red and the buttocks are pink. Males are smaller in size and have fewer ventral lines.

Pucung lives in a large community and is willing to share a place with other Pyrrhocoridae in one plant. They live in open bushes, rice fields or forest fringes that have lots of sun.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily: Pyrrhocoroidea
Family: Pyrrhocoridae
Genus: Dysdercus
Species: D. poecilus

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