Location: Hidalgo County, TX
March 31, 2011 5:01 pm
Found this guy and some others which were much smaller than it running across my backyard garden.
Photo taken 3/30/2011 at 6:21pm.
Searching around, the closest I can tell is that it might be a Boxelder bug, but the markings on the abdomen are a bit different. As it is not a fully mature adult, I’m not sure what it is, hence the supposition of it being a Boxelder Nymph.
Signature: Kevin Ramsey
Many immature True Bugs are difficult to distinguish from one another, but we agree that this is not a Boxelder Bug Nymph. We believe it is the nymph of a Large Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus. You can compare you image to this image on BugGuide.