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Orange and Black Bug
July 14, 2009
I’m growing Butterfly weed for the first time and there are these orange and black bug crawling on them that look a little bit like a box elder but only orange and black. (I see it’s on the cover of Kaufman field guide to insects of North America)
Bill
Alpha, IL (North West Illinois)

Large Milkweed Bug

Large Milkweed Bug

Hi Bill,
The Large Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus, will not harm your milkweed plants.  They feed on the juices of the seeds and sometimes take nectar.

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