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orange and black bug
April 27, 2010
It is spring and we went to a park were we found this orange and black bug. There were two of them that we found on a hill. We got close to them and they did not fly off, so I believe they don’t fly.
Amanda
NE Texas

Large Milkweed Bug

Dear Amanda,
Because they hibernate as adults, adult Large Milkweed Bugs, Oncopeltus fasciatus, like the individual in your photograph, are seen in the spring as they begin producing a new generation.

Large Milkweed Bug

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