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Small milkweed bug

Lygaeus kalmii


A meadow at around 7000 feet.


I have never seen this bug before. Could someone help me identify it?

Also known as common milkweed bug

1 Species ID Suggestions

small milkweed bug
Lygaeus kalmii Lygaeus kalmii - Wikipedia

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Welcome to PN.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 3 weeks ago

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reprobate31 3 weeks ago

Thanks! I wasn't sure the markings were a little different from the images I googled.

Spotted by

Nevada, USA

Lat: 38.70, Long: -117.52

Spotted on Aug 15, 2019
Submitted on Aug 22, 2019

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