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Large Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus) On Asclepias tuberosa at a dense mixed forest edge. Geotagged,Large milkweed bug,Oncopeltus fasciatus,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Large Milkweed Bug (Oncopeltus fasciatus)

On Asclepias tuberosa at a dense mixed forest edge.

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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 Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Jul 27, 2020. Captured Jul 26, 2020 08:50 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/22.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm