Possibly Milkweed Bugs from Costa Rica

Subject: beetle
Location: costa rica
March 25, 2013 12:23 pm
yellow red and green beetle
Can you help me?
Signature: fred from belgium

Possibly Milkweed Bugs
Possibly Milkweed Bugs

Dear Fred,
These are not beetles.  They are True Bugs in the suborder Heteroptera.  They remind us of North American Milkweed Bugs in the genus
Oncopeltus.  We tried searching that and found a very similar though not exact photo identified as being in that genus on FlickR.

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