Mating Small Milkweed Bugs

Subject:  What is the Scientific name of this bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Hemet California
Date: 08/28/2018
Time: 10:17 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Can you help me identify the bug in the accompanying picture
How you want your letter signed:  doesn’ matter

Mating Small Milkweed Bugs

These are mating Small Milkweed Bugs, Lygaeus kalmii.  They are a benign species that does not harm plants in the garden.

1 thought on “Mating Small Milkweed Bugs”

  1. Milkweed bugs have infested and are sucking the juice out of my Milkweed plants. They are not harmless. I am not eradicating but are killing hundreds of them every day. NE Florida


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