Insects and Spiders - native

Small milkweed bug (Lygaeus kalmii) on Sep 24, 2022

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Description of specimen

Resting bug on a canvas. Not quite an inch long.


Thank you for your report! This is the "Small milkweed bug", Lygaeus kalmii. They suck sap from many plants in addition to milkweeds.

Tom Valente
Sept. 26, 2022, 8:45 a.m.