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Large Milkweed Bug

Oncopeltus fasciatus


Large true bug found on milkweed plants. This one was found on common milkweed, but I've seen it on whorled, purple, tall green, butterfly, and prairie milkweed. Colors seem widely variable, ranging from light orange to deep red, like this one.


Asclepias plants.

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Iowa, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2015
Submitted on Jul 7, 2015

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