Requesting ID
Location: Brooklyn, NY
December 14, 2010 4:40 pm
Saw this critter in mid-November. Would love to know what it is.
Signature: Barbara

Large Milkweed Bug

Hi Barbara,
This pretty Seed Bug is a Large Milkweed Bug,
Oncopeltus fasciatus.  They often form large aggregations on the pods of milkweed plants where they feed off of the juices.

Location: New York

2 Responses to Large Milkweed Bug

  1. Ali says:

    Hi, I have lots of these bugs in Melbourne , Australia however I dont have milkweed plant, however they are feeding from the juices of our fruit tees and vegetables, leaving them all shriveled up . They seem to multiply alot each year. What is the best way to kill them all? I been stepping on them and a few minutes later another one is feeding on the one that I had killed.

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