What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Black & Orange Banded w/Red Head
Geographic location of the bug:  Tulsa, Ok
Date: 09/26/2017
Time: 10:34 AM EDT
I’ve seen photos of the Banded Net-Wing Beetle, but all of those have a black head. This bug has a red head. Is it different or maybe a different gender?
How you want your letter signed:  Gloria Famer

Large Milkweed Bug

Dear Gloria,
While your critter resembles a Banded Net-Winged Beetle,
it is a different species.  As a matter of fact, it is not even a beetle.  This is a Large Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus, a species almost always found on milkweed.  Since Large Milkweed Bugs have mouths designed to pierce and suck, not to chew, the eaten leaf can be attributed to something else.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

2 Responses to Large Milkweed Bug

  1. Michael says:

    Oncopeltus fasciatus is the large milkweed bug, not the netting beetle

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