Friday, July 3, 2015

July 1, 2015: Large Milkweed Bug

This Large Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus), a member of the Lygaeidae Family, was found on Common Milkweed.  They feed on the seeds, sometimes forming dense feeding aggregations.  The bright colors serve to warn potential predators of their bitter taste. 6/26/15 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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