Small Milkweed Bugs Mating

Photo of mating Boxelder bugs
I LOVE your site!!! (You just helped us ID our first Robber Fly!) I thought you may be interested in this photo of a mating pair of Boxelder bugs. We took the photo on 09/05/05 at Table Rock Mountain in Western North Carolina.
Lori Martin
Maiden, NC

Hi Lori,
Sorry for the long delay but we had lots of Boxelder Bug photos when your letter arrived. We are catching up on old mail and we were pleasantly surprised to see you had misidentified your bugs. These are actually Small Milkweed Bugs, Lygaeus kalmii.

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