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Large Milk Weed Bug

Oncopeltus fasciatus

Description:

I saw tons of these on the milk weed flowers and I am assuming that they are the nymphs of the milk weed bugs.



1 species ID suggestions

7 Comments

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

updated!!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Thanks so much for the ID Karen!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

I think Karen is perfect...

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Fire bugs , milk weed bugs and false milk weed bugs are quite confusing due to the similar colors.

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Great spot Emma!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Thank you so much Ashish, for the feed back.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

Swarming by nymphs of Firebug.

Tulare, California, USA

Lat: 36.70, Long: -118.76

Spotted on Jun 12, 2012
Submitted on Jun 12, 2012

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