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Species Oncopeltus sexmaculatus - Six-spotted Milkweed Bug

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Lygaeinae
Genus Oncopeltus
No Taxon (subgenus Oncopeltus)
Species sexmaculatus (Six-spotted Milkweed Bug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn. of Oncopeltus cayensis Torre-Bueno, 1944 per GBIF
Explanation of Names
Oncopeltus sexmaculatus Stål 1874
Size
15-18 mm
Identification
O. cayensis (so. FL) lack white membranal spot
Range
TX to C. America(1)(BG data)
Food
Milkweed - Asclepias spp. (Asclepiadaceae)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.