Subject: Orange spotted bug in NJ
Geographic location of the bug: Ocean Grove NJ
Time: 06:40 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: When I went out onto the porch this morning, I saw this striking little fellow. What is it? Should I be scared?
How you want your letter signed: Oceangirl
Was there any milkweed growing near the sighting? This is a Milkweed Longhorn in the genus Tetraopes, most probably the Red Milkweed Beetle, Tetraopes tetrophthalmus, which is pictured on BugGuide.
That is awesome, I checked the link…that’s the bug!!
PS I am copying my sister Muzz and her husband Mike on this. They live in the rainforest area in Panama and they have some great bugs there.
Muzz and Mike, I saw a strange bug on my porch today and discovered whatsthatbug.com and the bugman.