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False Milkweed Bug - Lygaeus turcicus

False Milkweed Bug - Lygaeus turcicus
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
June 18, 2011
My garden is overrun with Large Milkweed bugs right now, since my butterfly weed is abundant and blooming. This is the only Small Milkweed bug I've seen so far, and he seems to hang out on my heliopsis more than butterfly weed, swamp milkweed, or common milkweed. Data point for Indiana in June.

False Milkweed Bug
Thanks so much for correcting my error! I just assumed it was a small milkweed bug because I didn't know there was such a thing as a false milkweed bug. Thank you all so much!

Moved from Small Milkweed Bug.

False Milkweed Bug?

I'm with Yurika
Think this one is Lygaeus turcicus. Nicer find than L. kalmii even!

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