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Subject: Is this bug a “kissing bug”
Location: Albuquerque, NM
November 26, 2015 10:24 am
My daughter was playing with this bug, and I think may have a bite from it. I saw there is a CDC warning about kissing bugs, and wasnt sure if this was a kissing bug or not?
Signature: Lynn Foreman

Mating Small Milkweed Bugs

Mating Small Milkweed Bugs

Dear Lynn,
Though your image pictures them in an amorous position, these are mating Small Milkweed Bugs, not Kissing Bugs.  The images of the dead insect are also of a Small Milkweed Bug.

Thank you so much, that’s a big relief to me! Thank you for what you do!

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Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 Responses to Mating Small Milkweed Bugs, NOT Kissing Bugs

  1. Elyse says:

    Soooo, do they bite?

    • bugman says:

      While we concede that it is possible they might bite, we have never heard of a single instance where a person was bitten by a Small Milkweed Bug.

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