Subject: Small multicolored bug on milkweed plant?
Geographic location of the bug: South FL
Time: 09:33 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman : Hi there! I need help ID-ing a bug I found on a potted tropical milkweed plant I recently bought. It is a small bug ~5mm in length. Picture attached. I’ve never seen anything like this before so I was just curious as to what it was (google wasn’t much help unfortunately!).
How you want your letter signed: B. Sanders
Dear B. Sanders,
Many folks purchase milkweed to attract Monarch butterflies, but they do not realize that milkweed is visited my numerous other insects. This is an immature Large Milkweed Bug. Here is a BugGuide image for reference.