Large Milkweed Bug

large milkweed bugLarge Milkweed Bug

Scientific name: Oncopeltus fasciatus (Dallas)
(Hemiptera: Lygaeidae)

Facts: The large milkweed bug is an attractive black and yellow sucking insect that feeds on milkweeds and related plants. It has been used extensively in laboratory work in entomology because it can be reared easily in the lab on milkweed seeds and water.

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