Mating fire bugs

Mating fire bugs


I’ve seen a lot of these guys around the camp recently (although this photo was taken a while back). They are also known as “cotton stainers” and are a major pest in the mfuwe area where there is a lot of cotton farming. They damage the seeds and transmit a fungus that stains the cotton yellow. They are pretty cool looking though!

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