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  Milkweed Bug (Spilostethus sp)





Milkweed Bug | Spilostethus sp photo
Milkweed Bug

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Milkweed Bug | Spilostethus sp photo
Milkweed Bug

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Milkweed Bug | Spilostethus sp photo
Milkweed Bug

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



MILKWEED BUG FACTS

Identification
These bugs are orange red with bold black markings. The back has V-shaped markings. The antennae and legs are black.

Size
15mm

Food
these bugs have piercing and sucking mouthparts and feed on the sap of Milkweed plants



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Lygaeidae
Genus:Spilostethus
Species:sp
Common Name:Milkweed Bug