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Large Milkweed Bug

Oncopeltus fasciatus

Description:

"The large milkweed bug is colored orange-red and black. It has a long proboscis and is a piercing sucking insect. It feeds on the seeds, leaves and stems of milkweed (Asclepias). It is found in small groups on milkweed often on the stems, leaves and on the seed pods. The bodies of milkweed bugs contain toxic compounds derived from the sap which they suck from milkweed." ~http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org

Habitat:

Eastern North America

Notes:

"They are used as research insects because they are easy to use in the laboratory, have a short life cycle and are easy to manipulate."

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Florida, USA

Lat: 28.81, Long: -81.67

Spotted on May 12, 2013
Submitted on Jun 16, 2013

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