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

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
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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