Large Milkweed Bugs

Congregation of the Milkweed Bugs
Location:  Swanton, OH
August 29, 2010 12:40 pm
I’m sure this is a pretty normal sight this time of year, but I was still pretty exciting to find this many buggers in one place!

Large Milkweed Bugs

Hi Katy,
Thanks for sending us your photo of Large Milkweed Bugs,
Oncopeltus fasciatus.  Because they are a relatively common sight at this time of year is a perfect reason to post your photograph.

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2 thoughts on “Large Milkweed Bugs”

    • According to BugGuide. they feed on: “Seeds of milkweed plants. They can be reared and fed other seeds such as sunflower, watermelon, cashew, etc.” The purpose they serve is to be part of the intricate web of life on our planet.


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