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Large Milkweed Bug

Oncopeltus fasciatus


These little guys only grow to about 18mm. They migrate over the winter, and cold weather will kill them.


Fields and meadows containing milkweed or dogbane


Despite the fact that these bugs are common, I had never seen one before taking this picture.

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Oncopeltus fasciatus Large milkweed bug

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1 Comment

curtcollinsii 7 years ago

Thank you for the help Reza!

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Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 24, 2013
Submitted on Sep 24, 2013

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