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Milkweed Bugs - Oncopeltus fasciatus I love how these bugs &quot;snuggle&quot; on milkweed pods.<br />
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Habitat: Meadow Fall,Geotagged,Large milkweed bug,Oncopeltus,Oncopeltus fasciatus,United States,bug Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Milkweed Bugs - Oncopeltus fasciatus

I love how these bugs "snuggle" on milkweed pods.

Habitat: Meadow

    comments (2)

  1. A natural beauty.
    Posted 8 days ago
    1. They make quite a scene with the milkweed :) Posted 7 days ago

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The milkweed bug, ''Oncopeltus fasciatus'', is a medium–sized hemipteran of the family Lygaeidae. It feeds mainly on grains, particularly those of the milkweed. Like all hemiptera, it feeds through a long mouthpart known as a rostrum. ''O. fasciatus'' is commonly used in science due to ease of rearing and ease of dissection.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Oct 15, 2020. Captured Oct 15, 2020 11:57 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm