Whitecrossed Seed Bug

Subject: Insect on Butterweed Flower
Location: SW Ohio
May 24, 2016 2:44 pm
I took this picture yesterday May 23, 2016. The insect was on a butterweed flower. I am located in S.W. Ohio between Cincinnati & Dayton. I’ve checked a lot of insect pictures but could not find this one. The closest thing that I could find was a red bug. I am an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist.
Signature: Wade Hall

Whitecrossed Seed Bug
Whitecrossed Seed Bug

Dear Wade,
This is a Whitecrossed Seed Bug,
Neacoryphus bicrucis, and though it is a relatively wide ranging species, we have very few submissions until recently.  We don’t know why, but for some reason sightings of Whitecrossed Seed Bugs to our site have increased significantly recently.

Thanks for your quick reply.  I didn’t think I’d ever hear back from anybody.
Wade Hall – OCVN

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