Subject: What is this bug? a beetle? some kind of wasp moth?
Location: Debary FLorida
September 30, 2013 5:51 pm
HI! I am going nuts trying to find what that bug is…I took a picture of at the Gemini Springs park in Debary Florida.
This is a magnificent photo of a Large Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus, preparing for flight. When resting, the wings cover the abdomen. Large Milkweed Bugs are True Bugs in the Seed Bug family. We did find a photo on BugGuide that is similar, but not as nice as your photo.
Thank you kindly for finding about this bug and for the compliment about the photo. I love nature and I may have to pick your brain again soon!