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Large Milkweed Bug

Oncopeltus fasciatus


Thought this was a Boxelder Bug, but someone from Project Noah kindly suggested it is a Large Milkweed Bug. And, after viewing the photos on Wikipedia, I concur! Of course, being that the bug was spotted on a Common Milkweed, it makes sense. This photo was taken on the Flint Hills Nature Trail, a 117 mile walking/biking/horseback riding trail that stretches from Osawatamie, KS to Herington, KS.

2 Species ID Suggestions

KareenKing 10 years ago
Boxelder Bug
Boisea trivittata Boxelder bug
Large milkweed bug
Oncopeltus fasciatus Large milkweed bug

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Osage City, Kansas, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
Submitted on Jul 18, 2012

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