What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Kind of insect species
August 7, 2009
Black and orange in color
Doesn’t matter
Long Island, New York

Large Milkweed Bug

Large Milkweed Bug

Dear Doesn’t Matter,
No one would ever accuse you of verbosity.  This is a Large Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus.  Both adults and immature wingless nymphs feed the seeds of milkweed by sucking on the juices.
According to BugGuide:  “Eggs are laid in milkweed seed pods or in crevices between pods. About 30 eggs are laid a day, and about 2,000 over a female’s lifespan, which lasts about a month during the summer. One or more generations per year. Adults overwinter.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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