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Striking bug with body mainly black, and red patches on head, thorax and wings, and red bands on abdomen.
Found on a variety of plants in warm, sunny areas.
Following that link, all lygaeus look the same to me! :) I'll stay with the ID I have for now, but thanks for suggesting alternatives.
Following link says its Lygaeus equestrishttp://zipcodezoo.com/Key/Animalia/Lygae...
According to my wildlife book, it's definitely lygaeus saxatilis - not sure if the common name is right or not, though, but it's not a milkweed bug.
I think its Milkweed bug...!!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_milkw...
Lat: 37.15, Long: -7.79
Spotted on Jul 7, 2011 Submitted on Jul 29, 2011