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.
Signature: Bugging

Large Milkweed Bug

Large Milkweed Bug

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!

Location: Debary, Florida

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